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An app (short for application) is a type of computer program and is most often associated with the software that runs on a smartphone or tablet device. Gaming and social networking apps tend to be the most popular among young people.

It is important to monitor what your child is downloading on to their smartphone or internet enabled device.


Click on the link below for guidance from Childnet.

The App Store


Click on the document below to find out what parents need to know about The App Store.


Includes top tips on:


Creating accounts

Restricting in-app purchases

Browsing apps by age

Avoiding viruses and inappropriate content