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)
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)
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)
PlayKids Talk - Kids-Safe Messenger App Poster Image
age 7+
Parental peace of mind as kids have fun with messaging.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
Roo Kids App Poster Image
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age 8+
Parent-controlled chat; settings have limitations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Marimba Chat App Poster Image
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age 8+
Kid-safe chatting with tight parental controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
GeckoLife App Poster Image
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age 8+
Safer social media option for family sharing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Outpour App Poster Image
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age 13+
Positive take on anonymous apps encourages kind words.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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)
Yoursphere App Poster Image
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age 9+
Solid, safety-minded social network for tweens and teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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)
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)
Facebook Home App Poster Image
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age 16+
Slightly clumsy app puts FB front and center, all the time.
Devices: Android
(2013)
WordPress App Poster Image
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age 14+
Slick app for blogging on the go; older teens only.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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)
Everloop: Goobit App Poster Image
age 10+
Mobile version of tween social network; parents can monitor.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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)
Viddy App Poster Image
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age 16+
Video creation app fun to use but has real privacy concerns.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
WhatsApp Messenger App Poster Image
age 16+
No text-overage worries, but teens are constantly connected.
Devices: iPhone, Mac, Android, Apps for Windows
(2012)
Find My Friends App Poster Image
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age 18+
Parental controls help lessen risks of Apple's location app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)

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