Spotify

Website review by Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Easy way to stream vast music collection; no content filter.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 32 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 95 reviews

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age 18+

No way to report explicit content

If you are an adult it is great. Not so great for kids especially curious teenage boys. It has an explicit content filter but there is so much content on there that has not been flagged explicit. There is no easy way to report explicit content. Simple searches on accounts with the explicit content blocked can easily pull up nudity and explicit podcasts. This issue was reported to Spotify 2 years ago but Spotify has done nothing about this. I ended up cancelling my premium family account.

This title has:

Too much sex
7 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Easily accessibly pornographic podcasts

This is an awesome music streaming app! But be warned - kids can access PORNOGROPHY in the form of SEXUALLY explicit podcasts - I'm talking threesomes, incest, affairs etc. Even if you activate the "explicit content off", these podcasts are not blocked. According to Spotify, this is because the distributor has not marked them as such. We had multiple controls on my 14 year old daughter ipad including Apple screen time content filtering, the BARK parental control app, and explicit content off within the Spotify but she still managed to listen to multiple episodes of these podcasts before I discovered their existence. I am now investigating other streaming options as there is no way to limit access to this very pornographic content.

This title has:

Too much sex
6 people found this helpful.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading: reading, vocabulary, Arts: music, rhythm, singing
  • Skills: Communication: listening, multiple forms of expression, Tech Skills: evaluating media messages, social media
  • Genre: Music
  • Pricing structure: Free to try, Paid, Free
  • Last updated: September 2, 2016

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