This membership will only provide communication boards for Unique.It will not give you access to the Unique curriculum.Although it currently doesn’t monitor Hooked (because there’s really nothing for it to monitor), Bark is effective in monitoring i Message activity on i Phones, which parents really like.There are additional vocabularies, language packs, and voices that can be purchased in the Upgrade Store from within the Touch Chat App. Learn more Gateway© Vocabulary (9.99 USD) tax* Gateway is a set of core word page sets enabling efficient message generation by children-adults.
Learn more Pixon™60 for Touch Chat (.99 USD) tax* The Pixon™ Project Kit provides 10 different manual communication boards.
Learn more Voices (.99 USD each) tax* There are 15 voices currently available for purchase in the Upgrade Store.
These voices are Ella, a female child’s American English voice, Josh, a male child’s American English voice, Rosie, a female child’s British English voice, Harry, a male child’s British English voice, Scott, a male child's US English voice, Valeria, a female child's US Bilingual-English voice, Valeria, a female child's US Bilingual-Spanish voice, Emilio, a male child's US Bilingual-English voice, Emilio, a male child's US Bilingual Spanish voice, Olivia, a female child's Australian voice, Liam, a male child's Australian voice, Leila, an adult female Arabic voice, Salma, an adult female Arabic voice, Mehdi, an adult male Arabic voice, and Nizar, an adult male Arabic voice.
It’s fascinating (and sobering) that even the young people writing these chat stories know what sells (remember, ATTENTION is the new currency of the web). The quick answer is YES – HOOKED has a search function that allows you to look for search terms, including inappropriate ones like “naked” or “sex.” The chats include X-Rated language and images for the story covers that can include nudity. There’s just too much adult content and Apple is surprisingly incorrect with its seldom used 9 rating.
If after all of this, you still decide to allow your teenagers have the app, then I would recommend mom or dad spend an evening just flipping through the stories.
The rating is way off: I have a 12-year-old, and I would never let her use this app.