What are people saying about
WhatsApp?

What's the right age for WhatsApp?

16+

WhatsApp says

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

15+

Our panel says

Based on our independent panel surveyed in December 2015.

12+

Children say

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

10+

Parents say

Based on 2068 votes from parents who have visited this site – you can vote too!

What do you think?

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21+

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Is content on WhatsApp suitable for 8 to 12 year olds?

29% of reviewers reported seeing content that might be unsuitable for children aged 8-12 on this site.

Sexual

Low Risk

Violence and hatred

Low Risk

Bullying

Medium Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Low Risk

Other

Low Risk

Parents reported hatred on the site.

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

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