Parents' Guide to

StudyBlue

By Leslie Crenna, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Super study concept has some privacy issues.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 18+

doesn't work on kindle

It would have been great if this app works on Kindle. I keep wondering in my mind why the makers didn't do - that of all things. now, I am forced to buy an iPad in order to use the app
age 10+

Most Frustrating Experience

I created an extensive number of flashcards with the intention of sharing with my peers, but this site blocked me from being able to do so. You essentially cannot share ANYTHING unless you have upgraded to Pro version (not cheap). I am so frustrated by the design of this website and that it makes it seem as if you can share what you have created but you cannot. Don't bother if you have any intention of helping anyone other than yourself.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (11 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The idea is a gem. Students are in control of how they study material and can collaborate easily with classmates within the app. Unfortunately, the quality of the content varies dramatically depending on the author. On the technical and design side, navigation can be confusing at first, with a lot of information layered upon more information. Once you get the hang of navigating, though, creating and reviewing cards is quite easy.

However, the potential for publicizing personal contact information is a concern, especially for high school students. Email addresses, school names, classes, and photos can be shared. Users can search by school name and easily pull up lists of classes with student names and email addresses. Privacy preferences seem to share information with everyone by default, making StudyBlue a questionable choice for younger users.

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