Down app details:
Description: This app is the renamed “Bang with Friends” which is pretty self-explanatory. It’s intended to connect people nearby who want to date or hook up based on a score users give to each other.
APP Store rating: 17+ for “frequent/intense mature/suggestive themes and infrequent/mild sexual content and nudity
What parents need to know about Down:
Parents should run far away from this app. There’s no hiding its intent (casual sex), and there’s really no reason to spend a lot of time explaining more.
The bottom line: is Down safe?
No teen should be using this app based on the risks noted above. Period!
Now What? Have you Heard of Bark?
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