Parents' Guide to

Roo Kids

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Parent-controlled chat; settings have limitations.

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Although Roo Kids has potential as a safe chatting app for kids, the parental controls don't work reliably enough for parents to have full confidence. Parents can set curfew hours restricting when kids can use live chat, but kids can still write messages and use the drawing feature during curfew hours. The banned words features also is faulty, allowing those words if they're followed by punctuation. The alerts when kids send or receive friend requests work well and are probably the most valuable for parents.

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