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Polly - Polls for Snapchat

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Snapchat-dependent poll maker's risks depend on user.

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Polls are the app stores' "new hotness" among teens and millennials, and this polling app contains potential fun and some risks. Banking on those Facebook-style polls people seem to love to take ("Which 'Lord of the Rings' character are you?"), Polly – Polls for Snapchat lets you create your own questions and ask your friends to answer them anonymously. If you connect the two apps, you can use your Snapchat bitmoji (your only identifier in Polly; it has no user profiles) and access Snapchat's graphics tools. That said, the content varies depending on who's creating it, so the appropriateness of it depends on the poll kids make and their friend list. Because the user is creating the poll, and there are no open-ended responses allowed, there's less of a chance of cyberbullying. However, if a kid asks a sensitive question or targets another kid, or is looking for positive feedback but gets negative responses instead, it can still have negative effects. With parental guidance, however, the app can be good fun. After all, important questions need answering -- questions like, "Who's better: Batman or the Hulk?"

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