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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.
AppsAndroid app, Apple iOS 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, screen capture, and video calling

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

These links are provided by Kik:

How can you protect your personal information?

These links are provided by Kik:

Key safety links

These links are provided by Kik:

  • 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.

Last updated: 05/06/2024

The eSafety Guide helps you find out how to protect your personal information and report harmful content on common social media, games, apps and sites. Entries are for information only and are not reviews or endorsements by eSafety. Before choosing to use any online service or platform it’s best to:

  • do your own research to understand the risks and benefits
  • check the age rating and requirements
  • consider privacy
  • check the permissions and other settings
  • check the in-app reporting options.

If you are a parent or carer who is deciding whether a child should be allowed to use an online service or platform, you can also:

  • consider your child's readiness for the types of content and experiences they might encounter
  • help them understand what to do if they need help
  • provide ongoing support and monitoring, for example through regular check-ins with your child
  • agree to some rules about use of each service or platform.

To find out more, you can read the App checklist for parents, as well as information about parental controls in social media, games and apps and mental wellbeing resources for families.