What It Is:
Photobucket is an image hosting and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community.
What It Does:
Photobucket is a place where users (largely photography enthusiasts) upload photos and build a community around their images. Also users can search on their website for any type of image they might be looking for.
Over 25 million people have either download the app or have a user profile online.
Would My Child Want It?:
If your child is interested in photography as a hobby or possible profession, they might be interested in using Photobucket.
Where Can It Be Used?:
Photobucket is available through any web browser, and mobile apps are also available.
What Should I Watch Out For?:
Any website with a search option has an invitation for trouble. With anyone and everyone uploading photos this could mean your child has access to many images you might deem as inappropriate.
What Are The Positives?:
- Show off your talents as a photographer
- Host large batches of images.
What Are The Negatives?:
- The search option is a dangerous one for any curious kid.
- After you’ve made a profile and uploaded images ANYONE can comment on your images that you have taken.
What We Think:
Overall, Photobucket is a mostly safe place to upload images and to enjoy searching other people images of nature, fun, and life. Just again be careful what your child searches for.