Parents' Guide to

Cocoon - A Space for Family

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Social media sharing for close-knit groups and families.

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Is It Any Good?

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Created by former Facebook employees, this micro-social-media platform allows families or small groups to easily share information in a controlled environment. At the time of review, it's missing a few necessities, like an Android version and the option to join multiple cocoons. Users have the option to share location data, which could get overwhelming, especially for kids seeing all of their parents' comings and goings, though some parents would likely want to see that information for their kids. All of that can be controlled in settings. Group size is limited to six, too, which is great for most immediate families but makes extended family groups impossible. With a few more features, this app could be an awesome all-in-one app for families rather than piecemeal group text and location-tracking software.

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