Description: The Amino App (link to manufacturer’s site) is a “network of communities [that] lets you explore, discover, and obsess over the things you’re into. Each Amino (community) has great content, the friendliest of people, and exciting events.”
It is essential a collection of affinity groups – “Asian Girls,” “LGBT+,” “Pansexual,” “Sexy RP” (role play), “Super Hero Boys,” “Basketball Fans,” and anything else you might like. Collections of people who identify a certain way. Here are additional ways the app describes itself:
– DISCOVER and search communities for whatever you’re passionate about
– CHAT with likeminded people across the world
– WATCH videos, read blogs, and share favorites
– POST your own blogs, polls, and more
– GET the latest news and info about your interests
– CUSTOMIZE your profile and grow a following
Category: Social Networking
APP Store rating: 12+ due to: Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity, Simulated Gambling, Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or Reference, Realistic Violence, Horror/Fear Themes, Cartoon or Fantasy Violence, Profanity or Crude Humor, Mature/Suggestive Themes [we found all of these items].
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As you can see, these are mature themes. Are your kids ready for this content? Especially considering the app store rating of age 12 (grade 6-7).
The Amino App isn’t for most kids. It’s in our 15+ range based on what we’ve described above, similar to the age range we recommend for Snapchat and Instagram. There are no parental controls and the abundance of sexualized content makes it a risky app.
Are you interested in having greater insight into the social media platforms that your kids are using? Bark is one of the best platforms we’ve tested. They’re constantly looking for ways to dig further into apps like Amino, to keep parents of the information that matters. We trust them and we think you should, too!
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