A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
- Parents say
- Kids say
What's it about?
To use GIRL2GIRL WALL, if you have a screen name and password from Miss O and Friends, simply log in. If you're not a member of Miss O and Friends, you must register for an account by entering a username, then your real first name, country, state, and date of birth (submit a parent's email if you're under 13 for parent approval). Choose groups to follow, read posts on the news feed, start a "convo," check your notifications (messages), send messages, and more. Tap the Share icon to share a post outside the app (for example, via text message). Note that there are occasional pop-up ads and opportunities to take online quizzes.
Is it any good?
There's a lot of talk on this social media app about boys, fashion, beauty, and celebrities, but it's bully-free and age-appropriate for the girls (who can be as young as 8, with parent approval). It appears that users keep the groups and "convos"/chats active, and there are lots of groups from which to choose -- for writers, celeb fans, animal lovers, diet and nutrition enthusiasts, and more. The most "risque" topics approved by moderators are questions such as "Is it bad to like bad boys?" and "I have a crush on a boy, what should I do?" Girls can find pen pals, see what topics are popular with users and consider turning them into articles for the Miss O and Friends website, and chat with friends. Tweens will likely love Girl2Girl Wall, while teens may find it skews too young for more mature interests and sensibilities. Elements that help kids build digital citizenship skills and mindfulness around using digital media would be great additions to help kids start using social media responsibly.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how Girl2Girl Wall helps tween and teen girls build positive self-esteem. Read Common Sense Media's How can I make sure media doesn't ruin my daughter's self-esteem?
Talk to your kid about what makes a worthwhile conversation on social media. What sort of advice is good to seek on social media? What's better left to ask parents, siblings, or close friends offline?
Encourage your kid to report any bullying behavior on this or any other social media site that they frequent. If your kid has had negative social media experiences already, read Common Sense Media's My kids struggles with self-doubt from social media. What can I do?
Talk about your rules around taking online surveys. Though they offer gift cards, are there risks? What do the companies get when you take a survey?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Subjects: Language & Reading: discussion
- Skills: Emotional Development: perspective taking, self-awareness
Communication: friendship building
Responsibility & Ethics: honoring the community
Tech Skills: social media
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: July 24, 2018
- Category: Social Networking
- Size: 35.20 MB
- Publisher: HD Group, LLC
- Version: 1.4
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
- Last updated: June 20, 2020
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