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Parents' Guide to

Hive Social

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Instagram imitator with full-frontal nudity.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

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Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Unclear whether personal information are shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Unclear whether 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?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

This social media platform is supportive of underrepresented communities, but its "anything goes" attitude might feel unsafe to some. The addition of music to pages is a unique feature. It's not forced on visitors (they have to actively choose to listen -- and they'll need an Apple Music subscription as well), but it's a new way to express yourself. That said, full-frontal nudity and pictures of erections and bodily fluids make it an automatic no-go for kids. The sexually explicit anime photos add to its mature status, as does strong language and substance use. Letting people comment with links and encouraging clicking from posts could lead to all sorts of security issues, and users include handles to their other profiles, which is risky. All in all, it's definitely not for kids.

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