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Dare App: Try Your Nerve

By Ana Beltran, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Some silly fun, but truth is these dares are too risky.

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Though there's some potential for older teens' silliness and self-expression, this app leaves too much room for poor judgment and real consequences. Dare App: Try Your Nerve is designed to engage and connect people from around the world in different types of challenges. Some of the posted challenges are silly, test physical endurance, or encourage people to share their talents. Other challenges are iffier, and the creator's intentions are questionable. Kissing siblings passionately, dancing provocatively, posting passwords, taking shots of rum, and showing sexy piercings were all published posts. Other than users reporting challenges for inappropriate content, there's limited monitoring to ensure safety. Since challenges are shared via video and stored on the feed, families should take caution and closely monitor kids' activity. People also earn money for completing tasks, which may encourage kids to partake in some outrageous acts. The experience resembles betting; acts or dares in exchange for money. There's a potential to make a few bucks participating in challenges and winning votes. However, creating challenges and participating in them also requires the app's currency so there's a constant exchange. So while there is some harmless fun in the app, the overall experience has too many red flags.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (in-app purchase options range from $0.99 - $9.99)
  • Release date: February 23, 2020
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Publisher: Eristica Ltd
  • Version: 4.1.21
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: November 28, 2021

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