Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know About Hidden Photo Apps‘ below.
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What are Hidden Photo Apps?
The latest digital trend growing in popularity for our children are apps on their phone or tablet that look like one thing but are secretly hiding another purpose. They fi¬rst became particularly popular in 2016. However, children are becoming more and more familiar with ‘secret’ photo hiding apps, where an app which looks relatively ordinary is actually a hidden gateway to private photos and videos. These apps allow their users to hide images, videos and notes within the app which is also passcode protected. One of the most common types of hidden app used is a ‘fake calculator’ app however many others are also available.
In the guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as ‘sexting’, privacy risks and encouraging impulsive behaviour.