What are people saying about
Pinterest?

What's the right age for Pinterest?

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Pinterest says

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

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Our panel says

Based on our independent panel surveyed in December 2015.

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Children say

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

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Parents say

Based on 361 votes from parents who have visited this site – you can vote too!

What do you think?

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Is content on Pinterest 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. Here are the types of inappropriate content that they reported:

Sexual

Low Risk

Violence and hatred

Low Risk

Bullying

Low Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Low Risk

Other

Low Risk

Parents reported violent content on the site.

Children reported adult and sexual content as their main concerns over content on the site.

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I know the internet is a great place – I’m happy for you to use it. I just want you to be OK.