Safer Social Media and Messaging Apps 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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Azoomee - Kids' Games & Videos

age 6+

Fun, safe space to play, learn, communicate.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2021)
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Kinzoo Messenger for Families

age 6+

Cute communications platform puts safety first.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2021)
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blinx

age 8+

Simple way for families to share fun pictures and stories.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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GeckoLife

age 8+

Safer social media option for family sharing.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2014)
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PK XD - Explore the Universe

age 9+

Kid-safe virtual world with in-app purchases.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2020)
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Cocoon - A Space for Family

age 10+

Social media sharing for close-knit groups and families.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2019)
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Franktown Rocks

age 10+

Music and social networking combine in safe, cool hangout.

URL: http://www.franktownrocks.com/ (2012)
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Girl2Girl Wall

age 10+

Bully-free zone for girls to start social networking.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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Home Base by Scholastic

age 10+

Book series fans meet, play in kid-friendly virtual world.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2020)
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Sweety High

age 10+

Closed social network for girls is strong on privacy.

URL: http://sweetyhigh.com (2010)
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Kidzworld

age 11+

Well-monitored site where kids uphold community standards.

URL: http://kidzworld.com (2007)
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Village-Safe Social for Family

age 13+

Social tool gives parents oversight and kids some privacy.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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XooLoo Digital Coach for teens

age 13+

Usage tracker has good intentions but can feel intrusive.

Devices: Android (2017)
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