(And make sure that they know it is okay to do so- I often see a stigma against blocking that considers it cowardly or weak; make sure your child is not harmed by that rhetoric!) // And most of all, make it absolutely, totally clear that your child can ALWAYS come to you if they see something on the app that they don't know how to deal with!We do our best to educate and monitor their internet actions but I learned how easy it is for good kids to be targeted and slowly sucked into participating in a way that is not of their usual character. My daughter and her friends are obsessed with this app.I found my child in communities and role playing with strangers slowing progressing to sexual content.She feels that she NEEDS to be in this app and can't be with out it. Bullying, sexual content and the fact that you don't truly know the ages of the others you speak to in this app!! (Edit: I have added slashes between paragraphs, because the site does not support page breaks.After removing the app she finds ways to get back on secretly. Sorry about the wall of text, but I really believe the information I wrote is valuable.)// I see a lot of reviews of this app that seem very shocked and reactionary to me, and I would like to provide some clear, and hopefully helpful information.This would be ok if they were just monitoring spam or if they were monitoring language, nudity, ecc.Instead they require posters to avoid what they call "simple posts".
There are some communities that children shouldn't be in, but I think it should be fine as long as you monitor what communities your kids are in from time to time. If your kid likes metal that's great BUT don't let him/her be on Metal Amino.
Make sure they can recognize when someone they are speaking with is acting inappropriately.
Make extra sure that they know how to use the apps reporting and blocking features to disengage with users who are behaving badly.
I gotta say that I am surprised at the negative reviews this app is getting I use it myself i own cat amino music amino tv & movie amino and food amino I haven't had a real problem with the apps myself yes I get you can talk to strangers but that's the point to make new friends if you are concerned about what your kids are using in the community's make an account yourself and see who knows you might have fun I love my Amino's This is a horrible app.
Do not let your child under the age of 18 access this app.