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PINTEREST

WHAT IS IT?

Pinterest is an online interactive pin board used for photo-sharing. You can create collections of pin boards using your own images and you can also re-pin things from other people. Most pins are suitable for teens but they might come across inappropriate content, such as nudity, especially if they search for it.   It can be used to create a positive social networking with lots of practical purpose and creativity.

WHY DO KIDS USE IT?

Kids like to use it to share, save, and categorize images and ideas for everything from crafting, tattoos, and photography to cooking, decorating, and collecting stuff.  It spreads good vibes and encourages creativity. You can make boards to organize saved pictures and ideas. 

RISKS

Sexual - MEDIUM

Violence - LOW

Bullying - LOW

Suicide and/or self harm - LOW

Drugs, alcohol, crime - MEDIUM

WHAT CAN I DO?

If the App is used correctly, it can be safe and promote positivity.  Teach your child the ins and outs of "searching" on the internet and what to do if inappropriate content comes us.