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By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Safer social media option for family sharing.

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age 7+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 8+

Great platform for families

A great platform to keep in touch with family members of all ages. The canvases are a great way of sharing and saving photos and files!
age 5+

Perfect for parents with tablet obsessed pre-teens

This app is a game changer for parents who want their children to learn and practice good digital citizenship. Parents have the unique ability to monitor their children's activity on the platform and organize their memories on GeckoLife!

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Unclear whether personal information are shared for third-party marketing.
  • Unclear whether this product displays personalised advertising.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Through this networking app, families can share photos and ideas among themselves only or within an approved and monitored small group, allowing parents to model and teach good social media habits. The concept and its privacy features are fabulous, though a few issues keep it from being perfect just yet. Only still photos can be shared, not videos, and the sign-up feature is a little buggy, with some difficulty entering birth dates and occasional crashing. For parents with kids itching to start using social media, GeckoLife is a safe starter.

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