Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know about BeReal‘ below.
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BeReal is the latest trending social media app. The concept is that people see others in their authentic day-to-day lives, sharing candid photos without editing or applying filters. Each day at a random time, users are simultaneously notified to take a photo of what they’re doing at that exact moment. The two-minute window to submit an image means there’s no time to select a particularly glamorous or exciting activity. BeReal shares two pictures: a selfie, and an image of the immediate surroundings. Users can only view and react to their friends’ photos once they upload their own.
In the guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as strangers, location sharing and visible personal data.