App Reviews

Highrise - Virtual World App Poster Image
age 18+
Risk-filled community focuses on appearances, sex talk.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Tagged - Chill, Chat & Go Live! App Poster Image
age 18+
Ad-filled, location-sharing hookup platform not for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Mappen - Make Something Happen App Poster Image
age 16+
Risky, location-based app has inconsistent functionality.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Are.na App Poster Image
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age 17+
Minimalist content-curation meant for older kids, adults.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Maverick - Social just for you App Poster Image
age 8+
Vibrant positivity encourages girls' creativity, activism.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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WakeMe Social Alarm Clock App Poster Image
age 13+
Video-based alarm and task reminders need adult oversight.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Oevo - Create 7 Second Videos App Poster Image
age 17+
Glitchy video-creation app is invasive, risky.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Lipsi App Poster Image
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age 18+
Buggy, anonymous app invites misuse, bullying.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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IRL - Let's Hang App Poster Image
age 17+
Buggy event planner risky, best for older teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Vero - True Social App Poster Image
age 15+
Competitor to social giants appeals, needs improvements.
Devices: iPhone, Android
(2018)
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Taylor Swift: The Swift Life App Poster Image
age 15+
Ads and gamified social media not for younger fans.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Spotlite - Sing Freely App Poster Image
age 15+
Slick video maker makes teens karaoke stars for real money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Messenger Kids App Poster Image
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age 13+
Facebook-created app appeals to kids but collects data.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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FriendO App Poster Image
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age 17+
Learn about friends (and strangers) with wacky, wild Q&A.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Raccoon by Wattpad App Poster Image
age 16+
Simple vlog-maker OK, offers limited entertainment.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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GIPHY World: AR GIFs + Stickers App Poster Image
age 17+
No filter makes this AR app a no-go for younger teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows
(2017)
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MrOwl: Inspire & Collaborate App Poster Image
age 14+
Find and share info on this interest-based social network.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Polly - Polls for Snapchat App Poster Image
age 13+
Snapchat-dependent poll maker's risks depend on user.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Zello Walkie Talkie App Poster Image
age 15+
Real-time voice messenger app requires internet connection.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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FireChat App Poster Image
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age 16+
Ambitious "offline" messenger can't quite connect.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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