Controls & Settings guide

Sarahah privacy settings

Due to the nature of the anonymous social media app and the lack of safety settings, we would recommend that children under 17 years old not use the app. However, if your child is using it there are some privacy settings that can be used to protect them.

What do I need?

Access to the Sarahah app on a device

Restrictions you can apply

Privacy

Watch Common Sense Media video on Sarahah app

See how teens are using the app and how to set settings

Step by Step Instructions

1

Launch the app on the your child’s device.

2

Go to the gear icon at the bottom of the page.

3

Ensure that ‘Appear in search results’ and ‘Receive feedback from non-registered users is turned off’.

4

Report a user

Tap the search icon on the bottom menu and enter the name of the user. Tap the flag icon and you will be prompted to answer ‘Yes or no’ to report the user.

5

Block a user

Tap the search icon on the bottom menu and enter the name of the user. Tap the block icon and you will be prompted to answer ‘Yes or no’ to block the user.

6

Block user through messages sent

If your child receives an inappropriate message from someone, you can block the person who sent it by selecting the circular caution symbol in the message.

For more details of how the app works, see Common Sense Media full review of Sarahah.

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