I just read this article by a mom who downloaded musical.ly before she let her daughter. The read is long but her story is an important one to read. My kid is 9 and loves Musical.ly. I have it on my phone for work and I constantly have to take my phone from him because he loves the actual music on it. He asked me if he could download the app and I said no. He is not allowed to have anything on his phone but mindcraft.
I didn’t let him download it not because it was dangerous but because he has difficulty paying attention when I speak to him if he is on his phone. After reading this moms account, I’m mortified. I do my best to research everything he wants to play, download, use, look at, but the amount of “stuff” out there is overwhelming. Not only that, I’m 40, I don’t understand half the stuff that is even going on. Keeping my kid safe online has literally become another job.
I wanted to share this particular article because this app looks really harmless. It is not. I’m sure it’s also not the only one. Please read Anastasia’s article here .