The app says it is appropriate for kids ages 12+ but in my opinion as a parent, this is definitely not the case! If you are considering for your tween/ teen, I recommend opening an account first for yourself and monitoring the articles for a week or so. Then decide what you feel is appropriate for you family.
Is Snapchat bad for kids?
Is Snapchat Safe? Snapchat is a harmful application for children under the age of 18 to use, because the snaps are quickly deleted. This makes it nearly impossible for parents to see what their child is doing within the application.
Should my 12 year old have TikTok?
What age is TikTok recommended for? Common Sense recommends the app for age 15+ mainly due to the privacy issues and mature content. TikTok requires that users be at least 13 years old to use the full TikTok experience, although there is a way for younger kids to access the app.
Why I shouldnt let my kid get Snapchat?
Most of the time, parents do not have access and control to any image or video being exchanged in Snapchat. One of the main problems of allowing kids to use social media is that this is a dangerous platform for them in the sense that they might be exposed to various kinds of cyberbullying.
Should I let my 12 year old have Instagram?
How old should kids be to use Instagram? According to the terms of service, you have to be 13, but theres no age-verification process, so its very easy for kids under 13 to sign up. Common Sense rates Instagram for age 15 and up because of mature content, access to strangers, marketing ploys, and data collection.
And it offers a list of some recommended social network sites for kids:ScuttlePad (2010) Age 7+ Togetherville (2010) Age 7+ WhatsWhat.me (2011) Age7+ Yoursphere (2009) Age 9+ Franktown Rocks (2009) Age 10+ GiantHello (2010) Age 10+ GirlSense (2009) Age 10+ Sweety High (2010) Age 11+More items •11 Jul 2011