App Reviews

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csm_app
age 14+
Manufactured compliments spread cheer, however shallow.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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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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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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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)
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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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Marimba Chat App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Kid-safe chatting with tight parental controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(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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Outpour App Poster Image
csm_app
age 13+
Positive take on anonymous apps encourages kind words.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Kuddle App Poster Image
csm_app
age 9+
Photo-sharing app offers tweens good intro to social media.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Woozworld - Explore your avatar identity & fame in a live chat virtual world App Poster Image
age 12+
Trendy virtual world with heavy push to buy, buy, buy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Pinterest App Poster Image
csm_app
age 14+
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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Yoursphere App Poster Image
csm_app
age 9+
Solid, safety-minded social network for tweens and teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Blogger App Poster Image
csm_app
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
csm_app
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
This product is no longer available
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 source for blogging; watch out for adult content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Vine App Poster Image
csm_app
age 15+
Iffy content abounds on popular, clever video app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
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Everloop: Goobit App Poster Image
age 10+
Mobile version of tween social network; parents can monitor.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Kik Messenger App Poster Image
csm_app
age 17+
Teens using social networking app will need safety guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
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