Apps

You can personalise your device by downloading ‘apps’which can be both fun and useful, but are all apps ok to download?

You normally get apps from an online ‘store’ or ‘shop’ on your mobile device. Some of these will be free whilst others are chargeble and will be paid for via an online account or charged to your bill at the end of the month. It is important to remember that some apps may contain innapropriate content for your age so it is important that you check any age restrictions the app may have before you download. If you do not go through a reputable site is is also possible that the app will have a virus within it which will then be downloaded onto your phone so it is also best to obtain them from the suggested ‘stores’.

To learn how to download apps safely and find out more about the hidden costs that some apps can have click on the following links:

http://www.saferinternet.org/online-issues/parents-and-carers/mobile-phones

http://www.childnet.com/young-people/secondary/hot-topics/apps