Wishbone

Sept 26, 2018 Update: new Local Pack feature

What Wishbone says it is: "Wishbone is your go-to for comparing anything your heart desires! Wishbone covers everything from fashion, celebrities, humor, music and pretty much anything you can think about.

Join your friends and popular celebrities by voting on the Daily and Nightly Dozen that's refreshed every day! Here's how it works: You get a series of 14 pop culture-based questions with two distinct choices twice a day, you pick a side, then see how your friends voted right after! It's a quick fun way to learn about what’s hot and what’s not.

But wait, there's more! You can also vote on cards in the Community Feed where we feature some of the best Wishbones created by YOU! The feed gets updated 7 times a day, so be sure to check back often.

P.S. Don’t forget to follow all your favorite people. Just check out the "Friends” tab, start following, comparing and having fun!"

Details

  • Age: 12+
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Available on Android and Apple, iOS 9 or later
  • In-app purchases
  • Developer: Wishbone

Why Kids Use It

  • Their friends are using it
  • To share their opinion
  • To make decisions
  • It's exciting when someone votes on their polls
  • It's fun

  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  •  Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  •  Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  •  Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  •  Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  •  Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
  •  Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

What Parents Need to Know

  • Can get into chat rooms with strangers
  • Can send/receive direct messages between friends
  • Can be used for bullying (by uploading photos of people and asking for votes)
  • Lots of ads, some inappropriate for younger viewers
  • Can connect via Facebook and Twitter, information from those accounts are then collected (data mining)
  • Some inappropriate content
  • Can report objectionable content
  • No restrictions/controls to set on the app
  • Possible to use without any personal information in bio
  • Most content involves fashion or celebrities
  • WYR = would you rather

Who Your Child Can Share Content With

  • Can create polls for everyone to answer

Who Can Share Content With Your Child

  • Can answer polls from anyone

How to Set Restrictions on Wishbone

1. To access Settings, open the app on the device; tap the smiley face icon bottom right to reach profile
2. Tap the gear Settings option in top left corner
3. Tap Edit Profile and make sure no information is entered, tap Save in top right corner
4. Tap Share with a Friend, and make sure no contact lists are connected
5. Choose Don't Allow in the pop up box

For help finding apps on devices, turning off location sharing and blocking downloads, visit the Devices "how to" page.

If you think we missed something on this guide, please let us know!