Online Safety – 10/05/22 – BeReal

BeReal is a social media app that has recently grown in popularity amongst teens and children. Every day at a different time, the app alerts users that it’s time to take a photo of what they are doing in the moment. The user then loads the photo and can decide whether they share it with friends or everyone. The only way to see other people’s photos is to have posted your own for the day. Users can then react and comment on the photos of others. The app is made for people aged 13 and older and is therefore not suitable for primary aged children. There are no parental controls available, children could come across harmful content that others may have shared when they use the discovery tab and it’s very easy to connect with strangers here too.