PopJam

App review by Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Social media app for kids under 13 pushes follows and likes.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 45 reviews

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age 16+

Teaches children the worst aspects of social media

What this app does well is promote creativity - that aspect is great. The moderation is also very good, but some nasties still slip through - such as the Blue Whale challenge. My biggest issue with this app is that it glorifies the worst aspects of social media - "like envy" and "follower anxiety". Users level up based on the number of followers they have, which encourages users to friend other users who they do not know. I've noticed my tween daughter has become obsessed with likes and followers. I've had conversations with her about this, and while those conversations are instructive, I'm not happy about having to do so in the context of an app which is targeted to the tween market. On that basis, I don't recommend it.

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age 13+

13+

There is a lot wrong with this app. Some kids will get bullied so you have to make sure your child has a thick skin. What was really disappointing is that my daughter made an account, then logged out because she changed her password. She then put in the CORRECT information and it said it was incorrect. When we put in my email, it said wrong email. This makes me suspicious that "PopJam" may be taking information somehow. Overall, I think you should treat this like any other social media and have your kid be 13+

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