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While Village Social isn't intended for learning, families can model good social media etiquette in a somewhat protected environment to help teens better navigate social media.
Ease of Play
A visual tutorial clearly explains how to use features; the clean design makes navigation easy.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
This social networking tool offers many options in terms of parental controls, but since kids are given some privacy, they’ll need to learn to take charge of using it responsibly. It’s a refreshing change to see that public content and feeds are not allowed, nor are likes, follows, or streaks. Parents and kids should work together in order to fully benefit from the safety aspect of Village-Safe Social for Family. The actual content of messages and images isn't shared with parents, and kids can create an account without a parent profile. Although parents have the option to receive alerts, kids can opt to delete social posts within the hour. Therefore, it’s best suited for teens who have knowledge about the potential dangers of social networking and who have demonstrated responsible use of media in the past.
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