Zift Advisory

This App Contains...
Live Streaming
Videos can be shared
Location Tracking
Photo Sharing
Photo sending/receiving
Stranger Danger
Interacting with strangers
Mature Content
Adult Content/Themes

LinkedIn is a social networking app for professionals. LinkedIn’s service is geared toward fostering professional relationships between individuals in similar or different industries who may benefit from each other’s input or opportunities. The app is free to download in the iTunes app store and the Google Play store.

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What is LinkedIn: Jobs & Business News?

LinkedIn is a well-known professional networking platform designed to bring together people from similar or different industries and give them a place to develop a potentially beneficial professional relationship.


Users’ profiles include information about current and past jobs, achievements, education, skills, and other relevant information. The home screen resembles Facebook, but it is populated by articles shared by one’s connections that are generally related to business and economics, and also recommended connections and groups based on the user’s profile.


Professionals can message each other privately, endorse each other’s skills, browse potential candidates for jobs, seek jobs, or promote their work. LinkedIn also allows users to follow different companies, industries, or professionals they admire.


The app and service is free to download and use, but does offer a premium subscription for a monthly of $29.99 to $119.95, depending on which service and features the user desires.


The premium subscription offers a variety of tools to help users find a job, discover sales leads, find new talent for positions, or grow a business, but it's not necessary to upgrade to use many of the important features of the app.


The LinkedIn app allows access to nearly every feature of LinkedIn for a mobile device, and it is rated highly by reviewers, scoring a solid 4.5 out of 5 in the iTunes review section. 

Is LinkedIn: Jobs & Business News safe for my kids?

The LinkedIn app is safe for teens, though as a social network, there could potentially have some unsafe elements for kids, like stranger danger interaction.

However, there is little need for younger kids to have a LinkedIn profile, as it is not designed for socialization between friends and peers, but to facilitate the building of professional relationships.

LinkedIn is not a place where cyber bullying often occurs or mature content is shared, as it is primarily acts as an extension of the workplace.

As the point of creating a LinkedIn profile is to make professional connections and the service will recommend large amounts of possible connections based on the user’s profile and current connections, users will receive invitations to connect from people they do not know, which they do not have to accept.

But these invitations are very rarely sent with bad intentions, and are mostly from users who discovered another user’s profile and sent an invitation solely to try to grow their personal network.

For teens, many students create a profile in their senior year of high school or freshman year of college, so they can begin to seek job or internship opportunities and build their professional network. LinkedIn is a powerful platform for these purposes, and younger kids will find little use in it.

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