Parents' Guide to

Frog - The social network fr.

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

A few appealing features -- but connecting may be a concern.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 13+

My daughter loves the app

I would say frog is good. One day, my daughter was showing me and explaining how it works to get my permission to save this app on her phone. It's different with other enternainment apps which is full with filters and grownup users. In frog, camer is plain and users are looks like the similar age with my daughter, that I feel less worries when she use it. Overall, I will recommend it.

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Easy to play/use
age 14+


Frog is so amazing! My son is a bit shy, but he makes a lot of friends on Frog. Also, my son and his school friends, they get in touch almost everyday on the app. Last weekend, we had a picnic. my son told his friends about Frog, they had much fun there! They are so happy. So you should definitely, for sure download this app if you are still wondering.

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Easy to play/use

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Unclear whether personal information are shared for third-party marketing.
  • Unclear whether this product displays personalised advertising.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (8 ):

The app's emphasis on realism appeal to users who want to avoid an airbrushed social media experience -- but its friending aspects could pose some issues. Thanks to Frog - The social network fr.'s lack of filters or image editing tools, kids won't see much altered content. While they may not randomly find friends on the app as easily as they might on a larger social media outlet, if they encourage people they know to join, they can potentially build a base of people to correspond with. Kids can reach out in a number of ways, including via Snapchat or text, and can give their friends an ID number to help them easily find their account. The app offers a few fun elements that can help friends connect. The Sequel feature, for instance, lets friends build on each other's posts, called SUPs, by adding a response -- which can help encourage users to communicate in a visually conversational way. Kids can prevent friends from continuing videos, as well, and can delete Sequel videos. They can combine a SUP with its response videos in a Flashback video, similar to TikTok's Duets option. Kids can also send friends Attitudes, which are basically stickers with messages like "LOL."

But some of the ways users can interact on the app aren't ideal. Before you've added even one friend, you can send requests to connect to other users who are listed as friends of friends. Because the app asks for access to your contact list when you register, it's possible you know people in common -- but without any information about who or how you're connected, that's unclear, and identifying people as friends of friends could give kids a false sense of comfort. Kids also don't get detailed information about how to use all the app's features. Some contain a brief description, which is helpful. But there isn't a detailed run-through of how to use the app -- a brief video shown when you download it has more style than substance and doesn't provide actual instructions. The app doesn't currently have any parental controls, and videos are monitored with an AI algorithm that may not catch everything, so mature content can potentially be shared. Parents may be concerned about that aspect -- and that strangers are only a tap away when kids are using the app. If older teens are looking for a new platform to keep in touch with friends, Frog - The social network fr. might offer a pared-down way to communicate, with a few interesting features like the ability to share sequels -- limiting connections to people they already know, though, would likely be the safest and best option.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , Android
  • Subjects: Arts : dance
  • Skills: Communication : speaking
  • Pricing structure: Free (optional in-app purchases for more features)
  • Release date: August 27, 2022
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Publisher: Mat Urban
  • Version: 1.8.76
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 12.2 or later; Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: August 29, 2022

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