Website review by Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Rich microblogging site includes abundant iffy content.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 37 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 97 reviews

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age 18+
age 13+

It’s a bit less toxic now.

Tumblr used to be, in my opinion, the most toxic social network (even if it was always a relatively niche one compared to the major players such as Facebook and Instagram). However, ever since the ban on explicit content, Tumblr’s community has become a bit less toxic. Much of Tumblr’s toxic user base appears to have migrated to Twitter, which, in turn, has become even more toxic than before. Tumblr is also much better than other social media websites when it comes to privacy (there’s no need to share your name or photos of yourself). I only ever used this site when between the ages of 14 and 16 (I briefly came back this year and got bored), so, suffice to say, Tumblr isn’t for me anymore. However, it’s better than it used to be.

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