My daughter wanted to join. (ToS say 13, though they didn't ask for a birthday). I created my own account to check it out, and did so with an email address (the review says only Twitter/Facebook; that no longer applies). Then the site asked me to go through and select 5 pictures that interested me. There were lots of pics that would be fine for kids, but also references to gay porn and sex, lots of cursing, references to alcohol being a savior of sorts/being drunk, scantily clad women/men, and negative messages. I have no problem with adults seeing this stuff, but it made me think that my daughter shouldn't have access. She wants it for crafts and fashion, and I could just select the beginning interests for her when she registers, but if the stuff she's shown when she opens the site is inappropriate (as I saw when I opened the home page, and I chose nature pics and science content), I worry about her seeing it. My original concern was the social aspect, but I think the site has too much adult-oriented material for most young adolescents.
I'm going to play with the site more, but so far I'm not ready to give it a green light.
I got the worst virus/malware on their site looking at home decor. I did not click on anything except someone's site. I immediately shut down the computer when the screen didn't show what was supposed to be there. When I turned the computer back on I had the FBI virus and lost the use of the computer for 2 days to have the computer people take the virus off. I contacted Pinterest and told them to check my usage history and they would know where the infection came from. They didn't even bother to respond other than an auto mailer. Beware of this site. One click and you will be paying money to get your computer back!
Be careful. The site is an open forum for anyone to post pretty much anything.
They say that nudity and language content etc is not permitted but clearly, bad language, language not suitable for children, sex references and nudity etc are easily found.
The help desk and functions are appallingly!
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