Parents' Guide to


By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Quick video-chatting with strangers for older teens only.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 18+


Found my 16 yo daughter on this app video chatting with random strange men. We almost went to blows. It is a dangerous app that is unregulated and can very easily lead to the wrong people becoming involved in your child's life. With all the sexual trafficking happening in our state, this app is definitely in the RED FLAG zone!!!

This title has:

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

My daughters were violated!!!

Please do not allow your children to have this app on their electronic devices. It is completely inappropriate for any age kids. My step daughter has this app and exposed my 10 year old daughter to it. A guy sent them a picture of his penis and guys were requesting pictures of their body parts and completely nude pictures. This app is a complete disgrace and I will do everything possible to protect other innocent children from experiencing this. Protect your children from perverts on this app.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (21 ):
Kids say (44 ):

Because 10 seconds probably isn't long enough for teens to get to know someone well enough to invite them into a social network, this interesting video-chat tool is best for older teens only. The technology to connect with people around the world is amazing -- and fun. But teens have to be cautious of the information they share and realize that the person on the other end of the video is a stranger. The sound and video quality in Monkey are decent, and connecting is super simple. Since the app is connected to Snapchat, there never seems to be a shortage of teens eager to chat. As with so many social-networking tools, a teen's experience will depend a lot on other users' behavior. It's important to note that some users report abuse and requests for baring body parts, so it could be easy for some teens to get into trouble. There's also a mix of older and younger teens, which can be a risky recipe. In general, it works as advertised and could be a cool experience for a responsible user with thick skin, but it's no place for kids.

App Details

  • Device: Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: February 2, 2017
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Publisher: Monkey Squad, LLC.
  • Version: 1.4.1
  • Minimum software requirements: Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: June 23, 2020

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