POLICE have issued some advice to parents today about how to keep their children safe while using mobile messaging app WhatsApp.

Thames Valley Police tweeted three top tips.

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They said parents can turn off the live location feature on the app, edit the profile picture and status settings so they can only be seen by contacts or nobody and to use ‘blocked contacts’ to block specific people from contacting them.

They also tweeted a link to a tutorial video, showing parents how to do this. To watch, go to YouTube.