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age 12+

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age 12+

App and website used for calling, messaging; works perfectly- most times-

I have rated this 12+ like I have to other messaging apps, Viber and Whats App. Kids need to be mature enough to use messaging apps; and if anything crude, pornographic, disturbing pops up they should have the courage to talk to their parents. People can swear using the app, flirt, and share pornographic imagery. Even though the GIFs aren't sexually explicit, some gore and blood can be found if searched. Kids need to be mature enough, and handle the app correctly. Connecting-wise however, the app/website tries to bring people together, but long sessions or calls may lag and glitch. But, most of the time, it works perfectly fine, especially for calls that don't last for a long time.

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Easy to play/use
age 11+

11+

Good application but somehow obsolete, today people use Zoom more.
age 10+

Haven't used this in a while.

The reviewer said that language, violence, sex Drinking/Drugs/ smoking, and language, wasn't present. but you can indeed talk about violent stuff. You also can indeed talk about sexual stuff. You can indeed talk about People taking drugs, smoking, and drinking. And not to mention you can swear in skypes. I don't really see consumerism as a problem as long as your child knows not to buy anything without checking first. And if your child doesn't know that then don't get this app for them.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

Low age rating

I’m somewhat surprised by the low rating of this app. Even though it can very easily be used to talk to family and friends or classmates for a project, and you can change the settings in a way that only friends can message you, people you don’t know can still send a friend request. I’ve seen problems with this be mentioned for other apps, but honestly Skype has the exact same problem. You can tell your kid not to accept them, but it takes monitoring to know if they are or aren’t doing that, just like in any other app. Would definitely say it’s nice to use in high school when people are doing group presentations and need to practice by actually talking to one another.

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Great messages
age 12+

age 7+

its cool

a fun way to call family friendz it nice