Hidden Apps

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If the number of calculator apps on a young person's phone doesn't add up, it's very probable that one of them is a smokescreen for another type of software entirely. Calculators are a common disguise, but by no means the only camouflage out there - watch our short video to uncover the facts about hidden apps.

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What are hidden apps?

The latest digital trend is apps on phones or tablets that look like one thing but are secretly hiding another purpose.

These apps allow their users to hide images, videos, and notes within the app, which is usually also passcode protected.

One of the most common types of hidden app is a fake calculator app.

For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.