Description: The Monkey app allows kids to have fun chats with new people from all over the world! Users are randomly matched with other users for a brief, introductory video call. When matched with a new person, you can add more time or add the person on Snapchat to continue the connection.
According to the owners of the Monkey App, “We want to create the new hangout spot for Gen Z where genuine face-to-face conversations are being fostered, instead of chasing brief and shallow social exchanges like collecting likes on Instagram.”
Corporate website: https://monkey.cool/
Category: social networking (useful for OpenDNS)
APP Store rating: 12+ (but this is too young)
Due to the inherent nature of the internet and related technology, we do not guarantee the protection of information under our control against loss, misuse, or alteration.
– Monkey Privacy Statement: https://monkey.cool/privacy
Parents, we just don’t think that most teens need this app. Although we appreciated the information shared by the app’s creators and the efforts they’re taking to protect kids, we can’t condone random conversations among teens.
If you want greater control over all of the apps that your kids might be using, don’t forget to enable Apple’s restrictions.
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