Mappen - Make Something Happen

App review by Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Risky, location-based app has inconsistent functionality.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

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age 11+

Great way for my kid Leyna to socialize

My sweetheart Leyna goes to middle school and at first I wasn't okay with the app but when I learned that you decide who you want to share your info with. Lot of people think it’s dangerous but if you don’t want some people to see where you are just turn them off. I check Leynas' app every day to make sure she isn't adding someone I have never heard about. Ever since she has gotten the app she has made 22 new friends at her school! I decided to keep my baby girl safe and got the app too. It's a great way to know where Leyna is at all time!

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Easy to play/use
age 12+

We love the Mappen App and use it all the time in our family.

As a parent of 2 and in a couple of months 3 teenagers, this app has been invaluable. This is the only "social media" we let our kids have. My girls know to only invite friends who they wouldn't mind inviting anywhere. I love knowing where they are, when they will be home. I don't have to worry about them going for a run on their own- I know where they are. On several occasions, we have been out to eat, at the mall, at the bookstore or on a walk- and we've received notifications that friends are near us. This has been the inspiration for spur of the moment double-dates, friend get togethers, and shoppingf advice. I can't imagine having teenagers without it!

App Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love social networking and hanging out with friends

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