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Educator and Parent Written byworkingmotherof3 January 19, 2014

How can this be legal?

This site gives children an open invitation to vent their anger, insults, bad language, hate.... Teasing, taunting, criticising, bullying... Popular kids use it as a platform to become more popular, unaware or perhaps well aware that their comments can hurt others. Children with a low self-esteem are likely to fall victim to bullying as the site allows anonymous posts. As a teacher and mother it is the worst social media site I have ever seen. Sign the numerous petitions on change.org to ban this site.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Safety and privacy concerns
Adult Written byLashyun April 3, 2014
LEARNING

Not great.

This is simply another question/answer site. The anonymous questions option is sometimes fun, but sometimes also used to direct hurtful things at other users. It might be best to disable this feature. One important thing to note is that their support team is definitely onto it and won't leave you hanging. I found someone publically publishing questions with my full name in them spreading upsetting misinformation, and I reported the comments immediately that evening and sent a message in through their "contact us" form. By morning, I had recieved an email from the support team, and by the next day the comments had all been removed. This site is not for younger kids. Teenagers could use it, but do be aware of the potential for things to turn nasty.
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Too much swearing
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Parent Written bygyurobenson November 30, 2015
LEARNING

Horrible website full of bullying

The creators of Ask.fm should be ashamed of themselves for allowing what goes on among children on this website. This website does nothing but enable destructive, distasteful, bullying and inappropriate behavior for kids and teens. I don't see how the owners of this website can sleep at night knowing the harm they are causing to children. This website is nearly impossible for parents to monitor making many innocent kids vulnerable to dangerous situations. All of Ask.fm's fancy "settings" and "filters" do nothing to prevent horrible behavior. Their fancy settings also do not prevent kids from bashing and destroying the reputation of other innocent kids who don't have an Ask.fm account or social media at all. Kids don't have the sense to turn off anonymous followers and parents have zero control. How can the owners of this website even look at themselves in the mirror for this? What they have done is disgusting. It's time for parents to speak up and boycott this terrible, inhumane website. DON'T ALLOW YOUR KID TO HAVE AN ACCOUNT ON THIS SICK WEBSITE, YOU WILL REGRET IT FOR YEARS TO COME!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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Adult Written byMomsCare October 8, 2015
LEARNING

Parents beware!

Please pay attention to any child whether a teenager or even as younger, if they are on this site. Make sure to stay clued in to who they chat with/leave messages on this site. Enough said.
Parent Written byJillP 1 September 19, 2015

ASK FM

DO NOT USE THIS SITE! DELETE THIS FROM YOUR CHILDS PHONE. BULLYING AND HAS CAUSED TEEN SUICIDE!! STAY AWAY!! ASK FM DOES NOT COOPERATE WITH ANY INVESTIGATIONS HERE IN THE US! STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NOT FOR ANYONE!!!!!!!
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Adult Written byBookie33 May 5, 2015

Linked to teen suicides

I will NEVER let my kids go on this sight! Some of it the posts are harmless gossip but others are awful taunts from one child to another with insults, verbal attacks and bullying! Children are unmonitored and can say whatever they want! Many children suicides are linked to this sight. Please be careful....
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
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Parent Written byMark1676 February 8, 2015
LEARNING

BEWARE THIS IS A SITE FULL OF BULLYING

This site allows (anon) this translated means cowards the lowest of the low bullies AVOID AT ALL COSTS COULD SERIOUSLY AFFECT YOUR CHILD
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Safety and privacy concerns
Adult Written byJennalevey August 15, 2014
LEARNING

Up and coming!

ASK .FM has been acquired by ASK.COM, so it's gonna get cleaned up really soon.