Kik Messenger – Social Networking App Review

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Summary

Overall, Kik is an app that is available for people who need aåÊsubstituteåÊresource for texting when unable to on a phone. It is a way to communicate with other Kik users through an account with the app.åÊ

What You Need To Know As A Parent

What you need to know as a parent:

  • This app isåÊVERYåÊmuch like texting. The only difference is that it is an app.
  • Your child will be able to send photos, files, and videos.
  • Kik doesåÊNOTåÊhave parental controls.
  • There are reports of graphic images, very sexualized discussions, and predator-like behavior on Kik.
  • This app can be dangerous because it is a prime vehicle for sexual predators to locate targets.

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Content Overview Of Kik:

  • There is no violence on this app unless you cause the violence. This is a kid friendly app that allows people to communicate if they are unable to text. The only way there is violence is if you cause it.
  • There are many resources on the internet that say Kik has sexual content all over it. Along with violence this is only created if you make it happen. This app was not created to have any sexual content on it. The sexual content comes from people who decide to show that.
  • Kik messenger has no bad language.

Kik itself is rated highly on many websites. Reasoning for this rating is because this app is very helpful for teens who are unable to have a phone and can’t text. This app is a way to connect with people whom you can’t without a phone to text. Another plus to this app is that it is free. Unfortunately, there are some downsides to purchasing this app. This is an app thatåÊallows your childåÊto be receiving messages by strangers that they do not know, and there have been several reports of child pornography on this app. Many people use this app for sexting, and not texting. As a parent you must be aware that although this app could be a good way for your child to connect with others there are dangers to having this.

Our Opinion Of The App

The Gameadvice teamåÊdownloaded this app for free on the iPhone and liked it very much. We were able to message people with no problem, and did not experience anything vulgar. This is a wonderful app and is recommended. We also highly suggest that you catch up on what your child is doing on this app because although we didn’t run into trouble, this application can be dangerous.

App Ratings

  • Overall “Kid Friendly” Rating 0% 0%
  • Amount of violence 0% 0%
  • Level of sexual content 0% 0%
  • Use of bad language 0% 0%
When looking at these ratings it is important to know that these are based off of what the app was made to be. When created there was no intention of having any sexual content, any bad language, and any amount of violence. This app is what you make it. If there happens to be these things on your app then it is because the user created it.

Genre

Social Networking

 

Platforms

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, , , , , , ,

 

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Released

10/12/12

 

Age Appropriateness

Age 17+

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Most information found on Kik Messenger is found from various websites. If you are still concerned and unsure if your child should purchase this app then you can go and check out CommonSenseMedia and read their information on Kik Messenger. If that still is not enough information for you then you can always go type exactly what your concern is about Kik Messenger on Google.

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August 6, 2015