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What's the right age for Google+?


Google+ says

This is taken from Google+’s own guidelines and is accurate as of March 2016.


Our panel says

Based on our independent panel surveyed in December 2015.


Children say

Based on 1725 responses from children and young people we asked in December 2015.


Parents say

Based on 177 votes from parents who have visited this site – you can vote too!

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Is content on Google+ suitable for 8 to 12 year olds?

28% of reviewers reported seeing content that might be unsuitable for children aged 8-12 on this site.


Medium Risk

Violence and hatred

Medium Risk


Medium Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Low Risk


Low Risk

Parents reported seeing violence and adult activities.

Children and young people reported bullying and sexual content as main concerns over content on the site.

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