App review by Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Social networker connects with strangers, bots, websites.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 68 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 91 reviews

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age 18+

Was good, now Horrible

At first it was a good app, but then they started having full page game ads come on and you couldn't get to your messages until they were finished and you got an X to delete. Not just games, but sexual ads too. If they had the little ads across the top or bottom it wouldn't be so inconvenient but the way it is: I get a text that may be important and I can't get to it because of the pop up crap

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much consumerism
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Kik is dangerous for teens

I'm a licensed mental health professional and I have seen first hand the damage that this app and others like it are causing our children. There is no way that this app is safe for teens, yet this app is still rated as a 3 star 17+ app. It used to be a 13+ app. Even Common Sense Media says: Kik is a Social networker that connects with strangers, bots, websites. Those strangers are the ones that are hurting children, grooming them, and causing them to do things they would never otherwise do. I know that teens will object to what I'm saying. That's what teens do. But if your a parent of a teen like me, take it from a professional trauma counselor, this app is scary and bad in the darkest corners of their servers. Kids have access to everything. And adults have access to kids. It's time we change the laws to hold these companies accountable. Please join me in helping make a change: Scott Ginther MS LCPC Executive Director, Kansas City Trauma Response Network

This title has:

Too much sex
2 people found this helpful.

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