28 February 2020
Parent's Guide to Hidden Photo Apps

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Keeping our personal and digital content safe should be a priority for everyone. Using passwords and encryption techniques can add extra layers of security. But some apps, which have been specifically designed for this purpose, can be misused or encourage more secretive behaviour, particularly in relation to videos and photos. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help parents and carers understand exactly what these ‘hidden photo apps’ are and to raise an awareness of how and why they might be used by children and young people.

Created by cyber security expert, Emma Davis, this guide will aim to provide parents and carers with an understanding of how hidden photo apps work, why they might be used and the kind of behaviour they could encourage. The guide also provides a number of useful tips for parents to consider around how they might approach use of the apps.

To download the guide, please click here.

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