SaferKid™ App Rating

GroupMe

By Skype Communications S.a.r.l
SaferKid Age Rating
18+
Parents should know if a child under 18 has this app
13+
No one under age 13 should use this app
NONE
LOW
HIGH
Sexting Risk
Red low
Bullying Risk
Red low
Meet Strangers Risk
Red low
This is an independent review. We are not affilated with Skype Communications S.a.r.l
Bottom Line

All messaging apps have some risk of sexting and bullying. This app is for group chatting so a child could be added to a group chat with people they do not know. Therefore, GroupMe also has some risk of meeting strangers. No child should have a messaging product that their parent is unaware of. No child under 13 should use this app at all.

Talking to Your Children

If you allow your child to use GroupMe without monitoring them, it is impossible to know what they are sharing with their contacts. It is important to periodically check your child's activity to be sure they are communicating with real life friends/family. Discuss the risks of bullying and sexting with your child before you allow them to use GroupMe.

App store description
GroupMe - A Home for All the Groups in Your Life. Family. Roommates. Friends. Coworkers. Teams. Vacations. Greek Life. Bands. Faith Groups. Events. “Lifechanger.... utterly indispensable” -Gizmodo START CHATTING Add anyone to a group via their phone number or email address. If they don’t have the app, they can start chatting over SMS imme...
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