App Reviews

BOO! - Video Chat Messenger with Magical Effects App Poster Image
age 13+
So-so chat tool clones other social networks' best features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Airtime – Group Video Chat App Poster Image
age 17+
Video-chat and media-sharing app is fun but not for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Grom Social App Poster Image
csm_app
age 10+
Good intentions for kid social network, poor execution.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Fam — Group video calling for iMessage App Poster Image
age 13+
Cool add-on turns iMessage group texts into video chats.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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LEGO Life - Create, share & discover App Poster Image
age 9+
Brand-heavy platform leaves little room to build community.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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Monkey -- have fun chats App Poster Image
age 17+
Quick video-chatting with strangers for older teens only.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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HallPass: For Teens App Poster Image
age 13+
School-based network with private groups, no privacy policy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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brighten App Poster Image
csm_app
age 14+
Manufactured compliments spread cheer, however shallow.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Yellow - Make new friends App Poster Image
age 18+
Swipe right to find new Snapchat friends; not for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Hype - Interactive Live Video App Poster Image
age 17+
Options (and privacy issues) abound for broadcasts.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Events From Facebook App Poster Image
age 13+
Slick, searchable guide to local events; watch privacy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Houseparty - Group Video Chat App Poster Image
age 13+
Video-meeting app has potential, but isn't perfect.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Google Allo - smart messaging App Poster Image
age 17+
Useful digital assistant, but big privacy concerns.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Sit With Us App Poster Image
csm_app
age 13+
Teen-created app promotes empathy, community.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Lifestage App Poster Image
csm_app
age 15+
Short-video social app with privacy and safety concerns.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Google Duo - simple video calling App Poster Image
age 10+
Cross-platform video calls simple, seen before.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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PopJam App Poster Image
csm_app
age 11+
Social media app for kids under 13 pushes follows and likes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Disney Mix App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Safe intro to texting with filters, fun, games; set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie App Poster Image
age 10+
Video messaging more personal than text; some glitches.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Amino - Communities, Chat, Forums, and Groups App Poster Image
age 15+
Social-networking communities work best for teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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