Kid reviews for Snapchat

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Common Sense says

age 16+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 320 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 426 reviews

age 10+

It’s great

As a mom I downloaded Snapchat onto my kids phone (11 and 12 year olds). I wanted them to have it because since Covid it’s hard to see each other a lot and you kind of loose communication between your friends and don’t know what there up to. I wanted them to add there friends and see there private story’s and you can just send quick pictures and stay in communication with your friends. I feel bad for the kids that aren’t allowed to because a lot of kids under 13 have it and all stay in touch on it. I personally don’t get why parents say no because I think it’s exactly like texting just has games, filters, private story’s, and more. You can turn off the snap maps if you don’t want your child sharing there location. If your a parent who says no to Snapchat then I highly suggest to rethink that. If you don’t like how the pictures disappear here’s a hint: ALL of the pictures save to your Snapchat photos so you can see ALL of them. I would suggest looking at your kids phone too. Hope this helped thanks!
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age 10+

Snapchat

I have Snapchat the only thing is that there is some swearing and you shouldn’t add people you don’t know. I don’t understand why the age rating is so bad. You can turn off your snap map so nobody can see you

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Easy to play/use
Too much swearing
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age 12+
I’ve used snapchat since 2016 (I was around 8) and I would not recommend it for someone of that age. If your child under 12 is using it ONLY to text family members or to use filters than it is fine. Once you start to add random people to make friends on snapchat, it gets dangerous. Many people will ask you for nudes because snapchat is full of kids who could be vulnerable. Once you teach them how to stay safe online, they should be fine and can safely make friends on the app. It can be a very toxic space if you add the wrong people but otherwise it can be fun to document your life and send snaps to your friends.

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Easy to play/use
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age 12+

It's great, but a few things you need to watch out for

Snapchat is overall a good app, but there are some things you need to watch out for. CONS: First, it's addictive. Snapchat has all sorts of trophy emojis - for being their BF (best friend, it means you snap and chat with them a lot), having a mutual BF, being each others No1 BF, for being each others No1 BF for 2 months, it goes on and on. If your kid is not mature, I'd recommend setting screen limits on their device so they don't go on it at like 3am. Snapstreaks. Snapchat has "snap streaks" where you have to send a snap to each other every day. when you need to do it soon or your streak will expire, a timer. emoji appears. this makes it more addictive. The discover page. Where do I start? On the discover page, you can see your friends' stories. Sounds fine, right? Not exactly. They also show other famous people's "Public Profile" where they create public stories. Some are fine, I've seen Charli Damelios selfies of the day which are all good, but others... not so much. There are fake entertainment texting stories called "Phony Texts" in my recommended. Some of their stories are so unsuitable. And one last thing - friends. On snap you can add someone as a friend and send them messages without them accepting. However they can only see these if they accept. I have received friend requests from pedos, but if you stick to your real friends you will be fine. PROS: :D Filters! There are hundreds of fun filters "Lenses" on snapchat!! they are super fun to depict your day and are really funny as well. Great way to connect. Snapchat is the "trendier" version of WhatsApp and iMessage. I would recommend getting this app yourself and monitoring it. Then give this app to your kids. NOTE: the discover content is sketchy and inappropriate. don't ban this app because of that. instead, make sure your kid is mature to handle the cover pics and make sure they don't click on them. with love

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism
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age 11+

goodgoodgood app

great app lmao
age 4+
Really good for chat after school

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 17+

Get it

As a parent I recommend this as a safe app for my kid, as you can go to settings to make it safe for your kid. I found that a lot easier to do.
age 12+

The app itself is harmless for 12 year olds but it depends on how they/ their friends use it.

This is the review you guys all want. CONS: Can be addictive, Snapstreaks, the discover page can be a little unsafe for children, PROS: Great for communication with friends, it's pretty much just imessage or whatsapp with extra features, filters! Other things you might need to know: The messages deletes after opening but this can be turned off to delete either after 24 hours or to save chats) The SnapMap is a way to see where people are but can be turned off easily There is pretty much no difference between Snapchat and iMessage except snapchat has stories and if you trust your kid not to see any discover page stories this app is harmless Swearing sometimes but nothing worse than anything your kid is hearing in middle school/highschool. Anything on this app is nothing worse than that to be honest. The app itself is not harming anything its the people you add on it and how you use it so if you trust your kid to use it correctly and if you trust their friends to not send or do anything weird, there is absolutely zero harm in using this app.

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
Too much swearing
age 13+

Snapchat

There are alot of kids under 13 that have this app and they probly shouldn't. You have to be very cautious because some bad things can happen maybe so bad it leads to a kidnapping. I have myself got into alot of trouble because of the app.
age 11+

Great but there is some things to be concerned about

I have Snapchat and I think ages 11 and up because your kid could accidentally add someone and then the person adds them back and then they could say inappropriate things or also if the kid looks in the stories section but other than that it is actually and okay app but be careful on it there also might be some swearing on it

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much sex
Too much swearing