App Reviews

csm_app
age 4+
 
Safe, curated version of six-second-video service.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Safer social media option for family sharing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kid-safe chatting with tight parental controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Parent-controlled chat; settings have limitations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_app
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Solid, safety-minded social network for tweens and teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
csm_app
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Photo-sharing app offers tweens good intro to social media.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Mobile version of tween social network; parents can monitor.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
csm_app
Yo.
age 12+
 
Simplistic -- some say stupid -- app means well.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Trendy virtual world with heavy push to buy, buy, buy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 13+
 
Easily create fun profile pics for social networks.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
csm_app
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Limited access to great platform; website more versatile.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2014)
csm_app
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Positive take on anonymous apps encourages kind words.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 14+
 
Free alternative (with ads) for text-message junkies.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
csm_app
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Slick app for blogging on the go; older teens only.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2013)
csm_app
age 14+
 
LEARNING
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)
csm_app
age 14+
 
Augmented reality game involves exercise, but iffy safety.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_app
age 14+
 
Top-notch social networking on the go; some issues for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
age 14+
 
Videos meant to be "authentic" are too random to make sense.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Share thoughts -- but not your identity -- with friends.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
csm_app
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Self-destructing messages can be fun; don't expect privacy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)

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