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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is the app version of the classic Web-based blogging platform Blogger. It's fine for creating simple blog posts with some text and an image. However, for more complex blog posts with embedded images, videos, and links, using a device's built-in Web browser is a better way to access Blogger services without frustration (because it's also a bit buggy). If your kid has her own blog, be sure to monitor the privacy settings as well as the content she's posting.
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What’s It About?
BLOGGER is Google's built-in blogging platform. The Blogger app gives kids one-touch access to making simple text-based posts that can feature a picture or a location check-in. With a single Google login, you can create blogs or join as a contributor on blogs others have created. Users can choose to tag their current location, post a saved photo, or take and upload a new one.
Is It Any Good?
Unfortunately, the Blogger app only offers bare-bones access to the many features available on the Blogger website. Plus, drafts save inconsistently and pictures don't always come through, making the app inconsistent and occasionally unreliable. Kids and parents who use Blogger-based blogs might be better served accessing them through their devices' Web browsers.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about sharing. What's appropriate to share with an audience of friends and family? How about the whole world?
If kids have a special hobby or interest, they can write about it on their own blog. If they're very young, help them organize their thoughts and ideas into a post format.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
- Subjects: Language & Reading: presenting to others, writing
- Skills: Creativity: producing new content, Communication: conveying messages effectively, multiple forms of expression, presenting, Tech Skills: digital creation, using and applying technology
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: June 1, 2013
- Category: Social Networking
- Publisher: Google
- Version: 22.214.171.124
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later; Android 2.1 and up.
- Last updated: August 9, 2021
Our Editors Recommend
For kids who love sharing
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