Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 10.08.03 AMWhat It Is:
Badoo is a dating-focused social networking service.

Who is on it?
Over 180 Million people have download this app.

Would My Child Want It?:
Hopefully they won’t. But if they do, they probably think it’s just a basic social network like Facebook, even though it’s really targeted around meeting and talking with new people.  it’s marketed to users as the best way to meet new people in a new place.

Where Can It Be Used?:
It’s an app that is covered in all major app download stores.

What Should I Watch Out For?:
Can contain adult themes, sexual content, and nudity. This isn’t an app for anyone that wants to stay away from those things.

What Are The Positives?:
If you were a trustworthy adult wanting to get to know new people this could be a decent app, but definitely not for students or teens, especially given their curiosity, naïveté, and raging hormones.

What Are The Negatives?:
There are far too many pitfalls on this one to list.

What We Think:
There are too many other social networking options that are much safer, so we recommend that you pass on this one.