MyLOL

App review by
Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
MyLOL App Poster Image
Social app pushes interaction between adult/teen users.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Created for entertainment and not intended for learning.

Ease of Play

The app's few features are easy to use but take a while to load.

Violence

Live chat appears largely unregulated and, as such, can contain references to abuse, violence. 

Sex

This "teen dating" app features many half-clothed selfies and some flirty and/or sexually explicit talk.

Language

Unregulated chat means frequent use of words such as "f--k" and "s--t."

Consumerism

Users are encouraged to earn "privileged" access by watching ads. Tutorial promotes privileged membership fees via in-app purchases. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Again, unregulated chat can contain references to drugs and alcohol.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that MyLOL is an app and website advertised for "teen dating" but is really meant for users over the age of 17. Users often post provocative, half-naked pictures of themselves and engage in flirty or even sexually explicit conversation. Chat topics also can include references to drug use, alcohol, or violence. Some users post their real names, IM handles, email addresses, and phone numbers. Read the privacy policy to find out about the types of information collected and shared. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 15 year old Written byBradybunch6 November 8, 2018

Get your teen off

Pedophiles; creepy, sick, sadistic men. Get off!
Teen, 13 years old Written byAngelina88 September 17, 2018

Horrible

Very disappointing, the app lags way too much... And another thing, if your a parent letting your child use this app pleas god pleas monitor there screens. Some... Continue reading

What's it about?

MYLOL is a mobile tie-in to the pseudo teen-dating site MyLOL.com, which allows users to wink at and message each other. A simple chat function lets members chat with whomever's online, and the "shake shake" function lets players shake their phones to start private chats with random members. Profiles are simple and contain only simple statements and a photo; however, profiles also include age, name, and geographic location. Users can purchase premium features via in-app purchases.

Is it any good?

This risky social platform isn't a safe place for teens. Though the app is M-rated and says users must be over 17, users younger than that can create profiles and post their underage status. Global chat is peppered with suggestive talk and discussion of drugs, drinking, and even abuse. Users often post photos of themselves in various states of undress, and though users can prevent views of their profiles according to age and gender, there's little else to stop adult online predators from using the app to browse for potential targets. As if that weren't enough motivation to steer clear, MyLOL is awful from a technical standpoint: Its few features take far too long to load, and in-app purchases offer users the questionable option of being privileged" -- meaning having the power to identify users who view and/or wink at them. In the end this is not a safe -- or well-made -- platform for teens.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about sexting and online sex chat on apps and sites like MyLOL. What kind of public impression do you get of people who do this? What are the dangers of taking part in it?

  • Discuss online bullying. Do you think a site or app that allows you to rate another person's physical appearance encourages cyberbullying?

  • Think about your online persona. What does your profile say about you?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free (optional in-app purchases for premium features)
  • Release date: April 20, 2017
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Size: 129.00 MB
  • Publisher: Twiig
  • Version: 2.5.5
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later

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