Minimum age according to Snapchat 13+
Snapchat is an app that lets you send a photo, short video or message to your contacts. The ‘snap’ appears on screen for up to 10 seconds before disappearing, although it can be screenshotted. There’s also a feature called Snapchat Story that lets you share snaps in a sequence for up to 24 hours.
What do I need to know about Snapchat?
We've spoken to parents to find out what they think about Snapchat. We've also asked children and young people what they think. Here's what they said:
What do children and young people say to look out for:
32% of the children and young people who reviewed Snapchat thought that it can be risky. The main reasons they gave were:
Why young people like it:
The main things that young people told us they liked about this site were:
Minimum Age 13+
Musical.ly is a popular app with teens and tweens that lets users make lip-syncing videos to their favorite songs.
Warning….this app contains Adult Video Content!
“Warning….this app contains Adult Video Content! After watching a lot of other videos that were on there by others, the majority of them were inappropriate and had suggestive language and dancing.”
“Caution! Very fun but not for Tweens! The BIG problem is that a lot of the available music and sound bites contain all the very adult language and innuendos you hear on the radio. So when left to her own devices, I found my 10 year old lip syncing to suggestive lyrics she didn’t even understand. And dancing and gesturing the way a rock diva does- not the way I want her spending her free time.”
There is mature language and sexual content on the app.
Even though this app is relatively new and hasn’t received a lot of media attention, it is very popular with teens. There is mature language and sexual content in the songs that are popular on the app, and there is no way to filter the content. Videos can contain mature situations.
We created this Musical.ly Parent App Guide to bring you up to speed on this popular app your student may be using