Parents' Guide to

JusTalk Kids - Safe Video Chat

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Slimmed-down version of adult chat app; use with caution.

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

best thing ever

i could chat on this app and call up my friends it is so fun

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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While the "kid-friendly" game and stickers are amusing and the video quality is good, this slimmed-down version of the full JusTalk app doesn't necessarily protect kids' privacy or make for a safer chatting environment. On the upside, the kids' version of the app has fewer features and doesn't feature any ads, and it's positive that no one can chat with you unless you manually add them as your friend. However, JusTalk Kids - Safe Video Chat lacks some of the basic privacy features that parents may expect in an app developed for kids, like the ability to create a "parent" account in order to monitor and control the kid's account. As it is, the main difference between the two apps is how you add contacts: In JusTalk Kids, you have to complete a multiplication problem, and then you can add a contact via his or her username or by scanning the QR code from the other person's device. What's most concerning is that there doesn't seem to be a meaningful difference between an account created on the JusTalk Kids app and an account created on the app's full version, so you can simply use your kid account to log in to the adult version of the app. While this probably won't be a problem with little kids, tweens might be savvy enough to try their login on the adult version of the app and have access to different features -- and people. Overall, this is an OK messenger app, but if parents want total control over their kid's experience in the form of a parent account, they should look elsewhere.

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