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age 15+

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age 18+

Disgusting content.

Only on the app 5 mins looking for essay research on artist sketchbooks before stumbling across barely veiled predatory content. Nobody asked for it, it was just brazenly posted for all to see. Concerned that this was so out of the gate I had to find if others encountered this on the app /creepyasterisks on reddit confirmed my worst fears. No good for kids, or adults for that matter, you have to be sick to want to hang around in that cesspit of an app. AVOID AT ALL COST. If kids are questioning their lgbt status and need peer support find another app that allows them to talk about these things safely.

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Too much sex
2 people found this helpful.
age 16+

Innocence Taken

This app is what every parent fears when it comes to your children being on the internet. Its full of pedophiles just waiting to take every and any positive thing within your child away. So that they feel they need to be on this app. I refuse to let these sick !*@#×&!&** take anything else from my daughter. Please don't let you children have anything to do with amino.

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

VERY BAD

I don't have a child but I understand I heard of this app and decided to check it out but when I did there were too many messages about people being disgusting so all parents or kids I recommend you to keep your child away from this app and kids stay away unless you want to be broken

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

Don’t be naive. This is a sex and violence role play app.

I’m sad to read how many parents are saying this isn’t a bad app. Then either you aren’t seeing what they are getting sent or you are much more open minded than me. Even if your child isn’t getting involved with writing sex or death or mentally taxing role play “words” then they are reading it at nauseating levels. Yes you can block someone but it’s too late. So I would say if you are interested in them learning about sex and violence in a completely unedited way with people lying about there age and intentions then this is for you. There’s no good reason to let this app be in your child’s life hoping for the good parts. The bad are 1000 times more available and again, you see the bad stuff before you block so it’s already in the mind. There’s a million other ones out there. This will keep them busy for sure as it’s provocative and intense but I don’t want to see mine getting hunted and then have to figure it all out.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 15+

Full of pricks and a***holes on Amino

Worst app ever with the worst communities. People on Amino literally get offended over almost anything and will try to cancel you for things that weren't even that bad to begin with especially on certain topics and opinions. I've made a decent harmless post on a horror baseed amino on how trigger warnings are stupid and that things were meant to be really scary and gorey but guess what? I've gotten tons of backlash on how "insensitive" and "offensive" I was over squeamish people that needed trigger warnings to the point where the mods hid my post all thanks to the pesky sh*tty users that cried to the mods like absolute pussies. Apparently I violated the guidelines and did a personal attack on some people according to the mods which is BS and my post WASN'T even violating the guidelines at all, there was no pornography, no racial slurs, no homophobia either involved in my rant! Hell I even had someone said that my post was as worst as discriminating a disabled person which is very ignorant and stupid seen as trigger warnings are a completely different topic and their nowhere near offensive as discriminating a disabled person. Not only that but I've had a good friend of mine on there that I used to talk to everyday and rp with a lot but sadly he lost his account and got banned for no reason at all. Amino is just garbage and full of degenerates who think their better then anyone else when in fact they have 0 talent themselves other then just taking a dump on newer users. It's mostly the OG users that are scumy as hell there are some are nice ones but most of them are just utter scumbags and don't make Amino a healthy place to express yourself without getting bandwagon of complaints from whiny butthurt sjws or getting hidden by one of the mods.
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age 18+

Worst... app... EVER

I've read through a ton of the positive reviews and am nauseated. So, it's been about 5 years now since my daughter stopped using this app. She's 15 now. She started/ended at age 10. for those who say "oh well kids shouldn't be on it".. then maybe they should not have a ton of Aminos? Geared towards CHILDREN.. LITTLE children. Everything said about the sexual grooming is absolutely dead on. When confronted with the behaviors, other users were like "oh well, it's my THERAPY". Umm.. who uses a phone based app to do children-based roleplays WITH children? That's sick. And there's TONS of them out there. It was basically shut up, be glad we aren't doing this with real kids in person and good luck getting the app shut down. And, for the record, I did contact local police, Apple AND the FBI. And these roleplays weren't like simple.. these were beastiality... heavy duty/hardcore BDSM. At some point my daughter's puberty/awareness kicked in and it was like waiiiitttttt, this is screwed up and then she made herself physically ill for 6 months until she finally told me. and NOOOOOO for the reviews that are like "welllll as a parent you'd KNOW". NO.. You would NOT. The chats in Amino are buried so far deep that no "tracking" app would ever find it. And unless you are watching over your kids shoulder 24/7, literally every second? You have no idea. Ask any spouse who has been cheated on whose spouse has sat right next to them in bed while texting/sexting another party. HAPPENS EVERY SINGLE DAY. that's the downside to phones. EASY to hide what you're doing. I would NEVER tell a parent now that this app is in ANY way safe. NOR is it absolutely monitorable. Nope.. not at all. Anyone saying that is a baldfaced flat out liar or has zero idea how technology works. Can't be tracked. Ask Apple. Ask the FBI. If I could give this app negative 5 stars I would

This title has:

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

Thumbs Down From Active Community Leader

What everyone needs to realize is that Amino is a network now reaching 2.5 million communities, each with its own set of standards. Security is poor (they are plagued by hackers and couldn't even be bothered to install a secure certificate!) Support is non-existent, even if you are a leader, and even if it is something serious). I think Amino made a grave mistake letting minors on the network. I am moving my community (a Spirituality Community) off of Amino and leaving the network.
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Mods in communities mostly take their "friends" side even if you're the innocent one!

I had this app before. The communities are horrible with mods abusing power. Don't bother trying to report to the support, they won't do anything. There were also a lot of bots and or spam accounts that always return.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 14+

This app is simply horrible some one needs to stand up and put the final nail in the coffin and get rid of it because if u want your kids always mad and or upset or hurt or even crying DO NOT LET THEM PROCEED TO DOWNLOAD THIS APP rumore are spread like wild fire there are bully’s who say thing that I 13,14, or 15 year old shouldn’t even know I go on there and I got told to kill myself and to slit my wrists oh and mods,curators and leaders won’t do a thing to help u if there aFiliated with the person starts bullying
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age 13+

Amino is NOT safe for kids

My 13 year old daughter was part of an art community on Amino. To my horror she was groomed by an older male teen. Her mental health spiralled and its been a difficult road to recovery. Her story isn't a one off. Don't let your child be the next victim, please.
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