Parent reviews for Ask.fm

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Common Sense says

age 13+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 17 reviews

age 13+

My thoughts about this website

In the past, I had dealt with bullying, and people think harming others is ok as well as threatning me and leaving me inapropriate questions especially getting disgusting question, but this time when I ask the team to remove the catfish account, they refuse all they care about is the person their inpersonating, like this one guy is litterly flirting with younger people. Be careful who you talk to on that site people lie and manipuate. Theres people who aren't who they are on the site, and they try to groom you.
age 18+

Should be renamed bully fm

Don't let your kids on it as sadly they'll either be subjected to horrible questions or could get caught up in sending them. I never had a ask fm but some of the questions I've read that my friends got were vile they ranged from kill yourself to extremely sexual and vulgar questions . Keep your kids off ask fm as it's hardly a nice place when it's over run with bullying and linked to countless suicides.
age 13+

Empowers bully's

If zero stars had been an option, that would have been my choice. As a parent, it's no surprise when you give kids the power to post personal questions and statements about others, while keeping their identity hidden, you are begging for trouble. In my area, that's all this app amounts to. It either needs to be shut down or they need to remove the option to post anonymously thus taking the power away from the ones causing problems. Ask.fm provides an easy route for kids to be cruel, insensitive and target someone to humiliate. I certainly hope the creators of this app will take this review to heart for the sake of those that already have and those that will continue to suffer from its negative effects.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 18+

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!!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

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.
age 14+

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!!!!!!!
age 18+

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....

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 17+

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

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 17+

Up and coming!

ASK .FM has been acquired by ASK.COM, so it's gonna get cleaned up really soon.
age 18+

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.

This title has:

Too much swearing