Parent reviews for Kik

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Common Sense says

age 17+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 65 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 91 reviews

age 18+

Was good, now Horrible

At first it was a good app, but then they started having full page game ads come on and you couldn't get to your messages until they were finished and you got an X to delete. Not just games, but sexual ads too. If they had the little ads across the top or bottom it wouldn't be so inconvenient but the way it is: I get a text that may be important and I can't get to it because of the pop up crap

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much consumerism
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Kik is dangerous for teens

I'm a licensed mental health professional and I have seen first hand the damage that this app and others like it are causing our children. There is no way that this app is safe for teens, yet this app is still rated as a 3 star 17+ app. It used to be a 13+ app. Even Common Sense Media says: Kik is a Social networker that connects with strangers, bots, websites. Those strangers are the ones that are hurting children, grooming them, and causing them to do things they would never otherwise do. I know that teens will object to what I'm saying. That's what teens do. But if your a parent of a teen like me, take it from a professional trauma counselor, this app is scary and bad in the darkest corners of their servers. Kids have access to everything. And adults have access to kids. It's time we change the laws to hold these companies accountable. Please join me in helping make a change: Scott Ginther MS LCPC Executive Director, Kansas City Trauma Response Network https://www.kctrn.com

This title has:

Too much sex
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Dangerous for kids

Be careful. Paedofiles use this App to lure your kids. My son has been targeted by sick adults posing as young people. They exposed male genitalia to my son and asked him to do the same. It seems like this is a serious problem with this APP and easy for criminals to disguise themselves. If your kids are using this APP delete it. It is not safe.
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

Illegal content - lack of verification and abuse.

This needs to be passed onto as urgent for Kik to sort out some kind of phone number verification of some kind, as its groups are full of nudity and illegal content and humiliation content. Unfortunately Kik aren't acknowledging this serious issue.
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

Organized Crime Affiliated

This messenger service is run by and through organized crime affiliates. Kik is a main hub used by a number of sex trafficking and sex industry organizations.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

Zero stars. Too many unsolicited X rated messages.

Do not download Kik. You will get inundated with disgusting sexual messages from bots. There is no way to prevent them. All you can do is block and report which only seems to attract more of these disgusting propositions. Do not bother. I would give zero stars if it was possible. Use WhatsApp instead. It's much better.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Bad

This app is horrible. Every day I get at least 2 message from women propositioning me and trying to show me naked pics. And I am a woman. I don't appreciate loose tarts trying to send me nude pics or asking if they can suck me or jerk Me. Pathetic app and I can't believe what they allow Would never recommend this app ever.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 18+

Good

This website is absolutely wonderful. It makes you promote sexual freedom and nudity, only that they're going to make you waiting for a session. By the way, a pretty great experience, hoping to finding more sexual freedom and sex positive websites.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 18+

Havingfun

age 18+

Good

Best app