App Reviews

Disney Mix App Poster Image
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age 8+
Safe intro to texting with filters, fun, games; set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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KidMix -- The Social Network & Playdate Planner for Kids App Poster Image
age 8+
Social media scaffolding, playdate planner, fun content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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PLAYMessenger: Child Safe Chat App Poster Image
age 8+
Be social like the big kids; parents still in control.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Roo Kids App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Parent-controlled chat; settings have limitations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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GeckoLife App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Safer social media option for family sharing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Kuddle App Poster Image
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age 9+
Photo-sharing app offers tweens good intro to social media.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Blogger App Poster Image
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age 13+
Limited access to great platform; website more versatile.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2014)
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Path App Poster Image
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age 16+
Fascinating social network focuses on 150 closest friends.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
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Facebook Home App Poster Image
csm_app
age 16+
Slightly clumsy app puts FB front and center, all the time.
Devices: Android
(2013)
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WordPress App Poster Image
csm_app
age 14+
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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Vine App Poster Image
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age 15+
Iffy content abounds on popular, clever video app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
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Kik Messenger App Poster Image
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age 17+
Teens using social networking app will need safety guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
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WhatsApp Messenger App Poster Image
age 16+
No text-overage worries, but teens are constantly connected.
Devices: iPhone, Mac, Android, Apps for Windows
(2012)
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Twitter App Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful social tool, but use privacy settings.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Foursquare App Poster Image
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age 18+
Location-sharing app useful for adults, risky for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
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