Reddit - Safe or not for Kids
Reddit is an awesome site with great communities and subreddits. However, is it a site that you should allow your kids to visit?
Porn, Language and Violence
Reddit is an awesome website, with some great communities for almost every topic. From technology, to math, gaming and religion. However, they also have some very explicit and adult communities that are definitely not safe for kids. Some of their NSFW (not safe for work) pages contain pornographic images loaded directly from reddit cache, that even if you block porn sites, your kids would be able to see from reddit.
If porn alone was not an issue, they have some very abusive communities about rape, murder and similar topics that are shocking even for adults. Because of Reddit's free speech policy, they are allowed to continue and not blocked.
Because of that, we consider Reddit NOT safe for kids and school environments and the site is blocked if you are using CleanBrowsing Family Filter. Our For Adults Filter, will allow Reddit, as we expect adults to make their own wise choices on mixed-content communities.
No Enforcable Filtering
Schools trying to comply with CIPA have to block Reddit on the school network as it contains content that falls into the (a)obscene; (b)pornography; and (c) harmful to minors category. We also recommend parents from restricting the site to kids under 13, unless supervised by an adult at all times.
CleanBrowsing will block access to Reddit automatically.
Try it out and see for yourself. Step by step instructions on how to activate it are available on our Getting Started page.