Safe Chat Rooms and Social Sites for Kids

Social media isn't simply a way of life for kids -- it's life itself. Believe it or not, Facebook and Twitter aren't the only cool social-networking sites out there. If you have younger kids who are eager to get in on the messaging-app craze, some excellent programs are designed for users under 13. But before your kids register for any of them, be sure to refer to our social media hub to get answers and recommendations for all your chatting concerns.

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PlayKids Talk - Kids-Safe Messenger App Poster Image
Parental peace of mind as kids have fun with messaging.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Disney Mix App Poster Image
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Safe intro to texting with filters, fun, games; set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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GeckoLife App Poster Image
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Safer social media option for family sharing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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iTwixie Website Poster Image
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Safe social site appeals to girls' depth and intelligence.
URL: http://www.itwixie.com
(2010)
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KidMix -- The Social Network & Playdate Planner for Kids App Poster Image
Social media scaffolding, playdate planner, fun content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Marimba Chat App Poster Image
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Kid-safe chatting with tight parental controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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PLAYMessenger: Child Safe Chat App Poster Image
Be social like the big kids; parents still in control.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Kudos :) App Poster Image
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Photo-sharing app offers tweens an intro to social media.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Everloop: Goobit App Poster Image
Mobile version of tween social network; parents can monitor.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Franktown Rocks Website Poster Image
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Music and social networking combine in safe, cool hangout.
URL: http://www.franktownrocks.com/
(2012)
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Jabbersmack Website Poster Image
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Safe social networking for kids under 13.
URL: http://www.jabbersmack.com
(2012)
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Oyoty App Poster Image
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Robot guides kids to reconsider iffy social media posts.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Sweety High Website Poster Image
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Closed social network for girls is strong on privacy.
URL: http://sweetyhigh.com
(2010)
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Kidzworld Website Poster Image
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Well-monitored site where kids uphold community standards.
URL: http://kidzworld.com
(2007)
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Social media storytelling in safe space for tweens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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XooLoo Digital Coach for teens App Poster Image
Usage tracker has good intentions but can feel intrusive.
Devices: Android
(2017)
(2017)
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