By Dana Anderson,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Privacy, safety, validity concerns in video/chat support.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Handle stress through sharing experiences. Find ways to bring perspective to your own life situation while honoring the community and seeking support for your own mental health.
Ease of Play
Very easy to find or start a group, to post, and to choose how clearly or obscurely you want to appear on the videos.
Violence & Scariness
Discussions about self-harm, PTSD, shooting victims and witnesses, and other group discussions may include frank talk about personal violence.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Frank discussions about sexuality, gender identity, and relationship issues.
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Profanity or crude humor may appear in users' videos and comments.
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Products & Purchases
Asks users to promote the apps to "get one friend you trust to join Huddle. and unlock stickers for all posts."
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Discussions in some groups about issues related to alcohol, drugs, and smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Where to Download
Videos and Photos
Based on 1 parent review
WARNING: suicidal or depressed children or adults should not use this app without the supervision of a parent or mental health professional
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What’s It About?
To use "HUDDLE.," tap Join Our Community. Enter your phone number or Facebook account info. Choose a username. View the featured groups or tap My Huddle to join groups and follow other users. In order to post on "Huddle.," you have to enable access to your camera and microphone. Users can blur their faces to obscure identity when posting videos and responding to other users' videos with their own video replies, or reply by text message.
Is It Any Good?
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about how to use "Huddle." wisely. What kind of information should a teen or adult not share on this app? Read Common Sense Media's How can I be sure my teen is being safe online?
Under what circumstances should a user who has concerns about the safety of another user reach out to the moderators to report those concerns? Talk to your teen about their responsibility to the community on a social support app.
If your teen is struggling to find support, help your teen seek out in-person options, too. There are often many resources available through school guidance offices, local social-service networks, youth organizations, and other community resources.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Skills: Emotional Development: handling stress, perspective taking, Responsibility & Ethics: honoring the community, respect for others, Health & Fitness: mental health
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: March 4, 2018
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Publisher: Huddle Labs
- Version: 0.93
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 10.0 or later
- Last updated: August 17, 2020
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