Description: One of the most popular social media sites on the planet right now, where people “pin” creative ideas on their “boards” which are shared. Pinterest is best used through the mobile app but is still very useful through the “regular” website, www.pinterest.com.
Category: Social Networking
APP Store rating: 4+ (but, don’t believe it – see Risks).
Pinterest is social media, just like the other large social platforms. Therefore, COPPA is applicable, and users should all be 13. That being said, Pinterest is actually a pretty attractive social platform for training kids what social media is all about.
This is because www.pinterest.com operates very similarly as the Pinterest App. And, by co-using www.pinterest.com through a filtered and monitored web browser, like Covenant Eyes or Mobicip, inappropriate content can be partially blocked, and for what does get through, it can be discussed when it hits monitoring reports. This makes Pinterest a very nice training ground for young users (who can then graduate to the app version once they prove trustworthy).
If you want extra assurance, then the Bark solution can monitor search words and posts for inappropriate or dark language, sending an alert to parents. Pretty cool (assuming you know their account information)!