MINIMUM AGE: 16+
WHAT IS IT?
A messaging app designed around secrecy and encryption. Telegram allows users to send messages, photos, videos and documents to contacts, as well as creating group chats of up to 200,000 people. All communications, including voice calls, are end-to-end encrypted.
WHAT WE SAY:
SAFETY TIPS TO CONSIDER:
For parents/ carers If you're worried about your child or need support call NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.
If you discover criminal content when online then report it directly to the police or the Internet Watch Foundation.
If you're worried about online grooming or sexual behaviour online then report directly to the police or contact CEOP.
For Children & young people if they're worried or want to talk, encourage them to contact Childline Online or call 0800 1111.
Check out our Resource Centre for further information and useful online safety tips.