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By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

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Like seemingly all other anonymous feedback apps, this one's tailor-made for bullying. Back in 2017, the media blamed the app for a UK teen's suicide, and despite algorithms and profanity-blocking, the app's inherent risk is the anonymity itself.

The app's terms of use go on at length about the developer's abhorrence of bullying and encourages users to express themselves in a "humble" way. It then offers something of a disclaimer that "not all feedback is positive" and tells users "not to get mad" and to "seek help" if using the app causes negative feelings. These things should of course, go without saying, but those disclaimers and warnings don't stop people from using the app to hurt others. It does contain a built-in profanity filter that stops you from sending feedback with swear words in it, but the bully-blocking AI the app claims it has (and that's supposed to stop you from sending mean and threatening messages) is either broken or nonexistent. And though you can turn off the Anonymous toggle and send feedback with your username attached, users can respond (either publicly or privately) to feedback, and this could spark some nasty exchanges. Worse yet, the built-in search function lets you shop strangers' profiles, follow them, and send them feedback. No good can come of that; if bullies don't take advantage of it, online predators will; the latter will no doubt enjoy the private messaging and the ability to send photos. Though functions fine, and can provide well-adjusted adults the criticism -- or praise -- they might crave, kids under 18 should stay as far away from it as possible.

App Details

  • Device: Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (contains in-app ads.)
  • Release date: August 1, 2016
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Publisher: SayAt.Me LLC
  • Version: 2.0.12
  • Minimum software requirements: Android 3.0 and up
  • Last updated: May 20, 2019

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