Top 10 Safest Social Media Sites for Kids

The Top Ten
1 Instagram

I feel like Instagram is safe. If your teenager has a private account, it should be fine. If you still feel on the fence, you could make a rule that you get to check who they follow and who follows them, as well as what they post and who they talk to.

There can be some inappropriate accounts/feed on Instagram, but it is safe. I think children 12 and up should be able to use it, and children 12 and under should have some adult supervision.

Private accounts allow you to choose who follows you and stop inappropriate people from viewing your profile.

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2 Pinterest

WhatsApp and Pinterest are my top two picks. With Pinterest, it's hard to talk to anyone or give out personal info, so... yeah, it's safe. Plus, it's a great place to find recipes for cooking or little quizzes on random stuff. I've been going on there a lot lately, and it really does help.

Pinterest is number one because you just post things you buy, make, etc.
AGE 12

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3 Snapchat Snapchat is an American multimedia instant messaging app and service developed by Snap Inc., originally Snapchat Inc. One of the principal features of Snapchat is that pictures and messages are usually only available for a short time before they become inaccessible to their recipients. The app has evolved from originally focusing on person-to-person photo sharing to presently featuring users' "Stories"... read more

With Snapchat, I feel like it works if your child is on the older side, I say about 13 or 14. Just because they may understand that if used inappropriately, Snapchat can be very dangerous.

It's super safe. No strangers can add you unless they have your exact username. It can't even be one character off. Snapchat also tells you if the video or picture you sent was screenshotted or recorded. No one can interact with you or see any of your stuff until you add them back.

SnapChat, because you can have private accounts, like someone else said, and kids can use funny filters. And if parents are watching if it's their account, they can watch their children use funny filters!

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4 YouTube YouTube is a global video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. The service was created by three former PayPal employees on February 14, 2005. In November 2006, it was acquired by Google for US$1.65 billion. YouTube is ranked as one of the most visited websites, securing the 2nd place, only surpassed by Google Search. As of 2024, the CEO of YouTube is Neal Mohan... read more

They should have restricted mode on or go on YouTube Kids.

5 TikTok TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a short-form video hosting service owned by Chinese company ByteDance. It hosts a variety of short-form user videos, from genres like pranks, stunts, tricks, jokes, dance, and entertainment with durations from 15 seconds to ten minutes.

Even though I don't have it, I love it. It's so funny. However, there was a recent incident involving a suicide video, and all the schools sent a warning to delete the app.

I haven't seen any porn, pro-eating disorders, or anything like that.

6 WhatsApp

Really safe. Can't look at people unless you have their contact.

I don't see why it's a 16+. It's so safe, 10+.

This is extremely safe.

7 Roblox Roblox Corporation is an American video game developer based in San Mateo, California. Founded in 2004 by David Baszucki and Erik Cassel, the company is the developer of Roblox, which was released in 2006. As of June 30, 2021, Roblox Corporation employed 1,234 people.

Roblox has a lot of restrictions you can add to keep your kids safe. There is a voice chat feature for accounts that have their age set to 13+, but there is a safety system to ensure kids don't access voice chat without their parent's permission.

Is it really social media, though? Also, there are restrictions that can be applied.

Made for kids.

8 Twitter X (formerly known as Twitter) is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, also known as "tweets", restricted to 280 characters.
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10 Vimeo Vimeo is an ad-free open video platform that is headquartered in New York City. The company provides creators with tools and technology to host, distribute and monetize videos.

A safer version of YouTube.

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11 Flickr Flickr is an image hosting service and video hosting service. It was created by Ludicorp in 2004. It has changed ownership several times and has been owned by SmugMug since April 2018.The Verge reported in March 2013 that Flickr had a total of 87 million registered members and more than 3.5 million new images uploaded daily.

Flickr is just a social media site where you can post photos, videos, and like, comment, share, and follow people. You can report bad photos.
AGE 12

It sounds like you can't give personal information on there, so that's why I voted Flickr.

12 Facebook Facebook is a corporation and an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California, in the United States.

Facebook DOES have that stuff. However, it has the option to block that person or report them. Be smart and just don't click on it or delete it. Facebook does NOT have a LOT of pornography or nudes.

13 Google Classroom

This isn't a social media platform. However, it is safe as it is primarily for school work, and one needs a code to join classrooms.

14 Reddit Reddit (stylized in all lowercase as reddit) is an American social news aggregation, content rating, and discussion website. Registered users (commonly referred to as "Redditors") submit content to the site such as links, text posts, images, and videos, which are then voted up or down by other members. Posts are organized by subject into user-created boards called "communities" or "subreddits". Submissions... read more
15 MySpace

Particularly good since no one is on there.

16 Wishbone
17 Houseparty
18 Discord

I could be wrong, but it seems pretty safe to me.

19 Tumblr Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007, and owned by Oath Inc.
20 Bebo
21 Dubsmash
22 Amino
23 CBBC BUZZ

It's made for kids. It qualifies as social media because you can share stuff online and comment.

24 Wattpad
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