Is Musical.ly Safe? A Complete App Profile for Parents NOTE: On August 2, 2o18, Musical.ly became TikTok. Please visit our TikTok Definitive Guide for Parents.  This eye-catching image was first used on a retired blog post where we first wrote about Musical.ly. I still really like […]

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Instagram TV (IGTV)

  Updated: September 14, 2022 ***IGTV no longer exists. Instagram introduced Reels in 2020 and now converts all videos under 15 minutes to Reels.***   What is the Instagram TV (IGTV) App? App Store description: After announcing it has eclipsed the one billion monthly user mark this

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What is the LiveMe App? Description: LiveMe (https://www.liveme.com/) is one of the top broadcasting apps where users can meet stars, become stars, grow a fan base, meet friends, date, play games, and send virtual gifts to catch broadcaster’s attention. Getting noticed is a driving factor behind

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What is the Melon App? Description: The Melon app (manufacturer’s site) is a video chat app that allows people from all over the world to connect by just tapping a button.  Users can chat with as many different individuals as they like and the app records a

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Marco Polo Parental Controls

Marco Polo

  What is Marco Polo? In the world of COVID-19, Marco Polo is making a massive comeback, enabling people to feel close while practicing #socialdistancing. The Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie app might signal the end to actually making phone calls. In fact, one of their

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updated January 8, 2021 What is Houseparty? **COVID-19 note related to Houseparty: Houseparty is currently the most popular social media/video streaming platform in the App Store. Kids are flocking to it! The quick bottom line is that it’s fun but kids need to be sure to

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Periscope is shut down as of April 1, 2021. Updated April 1, 2021 What is the Periscope App? Description: Periscope is one of many new live-streaming apps, similar to YouNow and Meerkat. The app is now owned by Twitter (purchased for $100M in March 2015) and allows

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  What is YouNow? Description: YouNow is “the best way to broadcast live and get an audience to watch you.” Basically, you can take advantage of something that used to only be available to network TV and broadcast yourself real-time, anytime to anyone who is on

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Updated August 23, 2023 WhatsApp Details: Description: Quite simply, WhatsApp is a messaging app available for most smartphone platforms using the internet connection or Wi-Fi to message, call, text, group chat, and send photos, videos, and voice messages with friends and family. Though not as popular in

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