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Lipsi App Review

 

What is the Lipsi Anonymous Messaging App?

Description: in their words, “Lipsi is more than just an anonymous app. It’s a platform that attracts the boldest who want to step out of their comfort zone. Meet new people in class, on campus, in a cafe…Honest thoughts. Real feedback. Always in control.”

Corporate website: https://lipsi.ca

Category: Lifestyle

APP Store rating: 17+


What do parents need to know about the Lipsi Anonymous Messaging App?

  • The name says it all – ANONYMOUS. We’re just never a fan of a digital platform built squarely on anonymity as its primary value. There are few reasons for needing to be anonymous online and even fewer that are good, positive, and wholesome. I’ll concede that some teens will open up and share tough stuff in the safety of anonymity (I used to observe this in anonymous prayer requests as a youth pastor). But, as an overall principle, we just don’t condone digital anonymity as a healthy, regular online behavior. Eventually, the temptation to get away with something inappropriate will become too much to overcome.
  • Instagram integration could promote abuse. Instagram users can include a link to their Lipsi account in their Instagram profile, allowing other kids to leave anonymous feedback and comments, just like the disastrous marriage of Saraha and Snapchat in 2017. If your child has Instagram, look for Lipsi in their profile like this:

Lipsi App

  • Minimum age = 18. In the app’s own introductory screens, it has a notification saying, “I certify that I am at least 18 years of age. Exit Lipsi immediately if you do not meet the age minimum requirement.” YET, when you watch the release video above, Lipsi clearly shows high school students using the app.
  • Users can erase chat history. Not only is it anonymous, but users can quickly and easily erase all chat history. Again, Snapchat has shown us that anything that promotes digitally ephemeral content leads to an increase in risky behavior.

Lipsi App BOTTOM LINE:

Anonymous messaging + the underdeveloped frontal cortex of most teenagers is usually a bad idea. Then, add a social media platform like Instagram and the risks just go up. For adults who want to communicate without being known, that’s fine. We just don’t see many good reasons for a minor to have this app.

Now what? Have you considered BARK?

Bark Parental Controls

Are you interested in allowing your children to use social media and learn how to interact, digitally, in a positive way, but be notified if something inappropriate occurs? Bark gives parents peace of mind, letting kids navigate the digital world and giving parents enough information to know when to get involved. We’re big fans! Try Bark today!

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