Social Networking for Teens

It can be a challenge to keep up with the latest apps teens are using to communicate -- check out any app store, and you'll find a multitude of apps with a range of features. Our list is your cheat sheet.

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LEARNING
Simulated social network teaches savvy online sharing.
Devices: Android
(2011)
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Top-notch social networking on the go; some issues for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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LEARNING
Inspiration in an endless stream of ideas; some iffy stuff.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2014)
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LEARNING
Slick app for blogging on the go; older teens only.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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LEARNING
Self-destructing messages can be fun; don't expect privacy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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LEARNING
Great app makes sharing pretty, private photos all too easy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
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Connect to school friends without Wi-Fi or a data plan.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
 
LEARNING
Share thoughts -- but not your identity -- with friends.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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LEARNING
Powerful social tool, but use privacy settings.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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LEARNING
Iffy content abounds on popular, clever video app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
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Teens connect instantly to contacts; best with guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone
(2014)
 
Powerhouse app with group video, text, calls; watch privacy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2014)
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LEARNING
Fascinating social network focuses on 150 closest friends.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
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LEARNING
Social app offers many ways to share; expect iffy content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Send photo or video to get one back on moments-sharing app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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LEARNING
Send moments in photos, watch curated content, use wisely.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
 
Social networking and lots more; privacy settings important.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2014)
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Message or call with stickers, doodle for visual fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2014)
 
LEARNING
No text-overage worries, but teens are constantly connected.
Devices: iPhone, Android
(2012)
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LEARNING
Teens using social networking app will need safety guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)