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What's the right age for WhatsApp?


WhatsApp says

This is taken from WhatsApp’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 2408 votes from parents who have visited this site – you can vote too!

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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.


Low Risk

Violence and hatred

Low Risk


Medium Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Low Risk


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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