Parents' Guide to

ThatHelps

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Pinpoint some positive actions with do-good social network.

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

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

great app for kids

this is best app for the kids this can be a perfect who need help

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Unclear whether data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

It's nice to see a social media platform that has an exclusive focus on positivity and doing good deeds. ThatHelps offers a variety of worthy topics to focus on, with just a slight bent towards environmental causes. The newsfeed highlights lots of feel-good stories that are a nice antidote to an often negative or dramatic focus in news stories. Sometimes the real opportunities for action steps can feel a bit lost in that feed, however. Kids looking for real concrete ways to make an impact may find ideas and opportunities that satisfy them. Or they may be disappointed as they see that a lot of opportunities involve quite small steps, like signing online petitions. The setting in social media can be a great way to encourage positivity in others and an opportunity to surround yourself in a community that values compassion and altruism. Of course, because ThatHelps is a social media platform, parents will want to be clear about guidelines for safe practices in social media settings. That said, at the time of review, the overwhelming bulk of posts seem to be from the ThatHelps team, which suggests that the sharing and social networking aspect hasn't quite taken off -- at least not yet.

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