Parents in the North-east have been warned about unsuitable apps their children could be accessing.
The plea has gone out from Aberdeenshire Council following an incident at a school where a parent found an app on her child’s phone that could expose youngsters to inappropriate content.
Parents have been cautioned on apps such as Holla, Omegle, Live.me and Yellow.
The apps allow users from across the world to link completely at random and the technology has been used to groom children.
Yellow – a location based social media app – allows users to find others and share usernames on popular apps like Instagram and Snapchat.
Aberdeenshire Council said it was looking to educate pupils about being safe online and raise awareness on the risks of social media.
The urge for caution comes after a parent had found one of the apps on their child’s phone at Meethill School in Peterhead.
An Aberdeenshire Council spokesman said: “Guidance on apps and social media was issued by schools after a parent from Meethill School discovered one of the apps listed on her child’s mobile phone.”