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Minimum age according to Kik
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What is Kik?

Kik is a free social messaging app for mobile devices. Identified by a username, rather than a phone number, users can send messages, video, pictures, sketches, GIFs and live stream with friends, bots, groups and strangers. Users can also browse Kik sponsored apps, play games and listen to music using the internal browser.

Apps: Android app

How do people use Kik?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use messaging apps like Kik.

Kik is used for: anonymous communication, content sharing, gaming, in-app purchasing, live streaming, location sharing, messaging/online chat, online relationships, photo/video sharing, and video calling

How can you report online abuse, manage messages from new people or block someone?

  • Report a user
    How to report someone for being abusive or sending unwanted messages.
  • Report online abuse 
    How to report online abuse if someone in a group is being offensive, the group is sharing inappropriate content, or group members are being harmed.
  • Manage messages from new people 
    Manage how messages from new people are handled.
  • Manage harassment 
    What you can do to manage online harassment on Kik.
  • Block people 
    How to stop someone from contacting you. 

How can you protect your personal information?

Key safety links

  • Tips for parents 
    Provides a range of safety information for parents and carers about using Kik.
  • Help Centre 
    Offers a range of general help, safety and security information.
  • Privacy policy 
    Provides information on how Kik uses and protects your personal information.
  • Terms of service 
    The terms you agree to when you use Kik.
  • Community standards 
    Outlines the standards of behaviour that are acceptable on Kik.