Threat Level – Moderate
Chive is a social picture sharing app for all devices. This app was developed from its original website where people would share photos that are categorized. Chive wanted a more mobile friendly site for phones and tablets, so they developed the Chive app.
Chive is a free download with no inside app charges. There is small advertisements at the bottom of the screen but not many pop up ads. You will see video advertisements periodically while in the video section.
Chive allows users to upload pictures or short videos and categorize them in folders. Most are innocent photos and categories such as Funny Cat Pics, or Dogs are Crazy. When you open the folders, there are featured photos relating to the category. You can give the pictures or photos likes and also share them to your other social media apps such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. There is also a share to email where you can share the picture via email or even save the photo to your camera roll for saving onto your device for later sharing or viewing.
Most of these categories are safe, but the reason why this app got a Moderate and not a Low or Very Low rating was due to some folders having some sexually suggestive photos and categories such as Red heads, or Bathing Suit collections. There are no nude pictures allowed, but some seemed to get very close.
For example, at the bottom of the app there are 4 buttons to select. They are labeled. Latest (for the newest pictures shared), Shuffle (randomly shuffles through all the photos regardless of categories), Videos (section dedicated to all videos instead of only photos), Top Rated (this is a section of the top rated folders or categories).
The top rated section is what got me wondering who is mainly using this app and what most people are looking at. I will list the top 4 of the top rated section category titles. 4. Can a rush order be put on these mail order brides. 3. Get back in the game with sexy sport bras girls. 2. Believe in your selfie and number 1 top rated folder is called. From Asia with love. The top viewed folder is full of Asian decent women’s sexually suggestive photos not appropriate for children.
Get familiar with this app and how it is used before you allow your children to download this alone.
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