9GAG - Funny pics and videos

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Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Too-crude-for-kids collection of memes and jokes.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Flipping from image to image is effortless. 

Violence

Some violent imagery is used to make a comedic point, and sometimes it's just there for no discernible reason (such sa the GIF of a man whacking his dislocated knee back into place). 

Sex

Lots of images of women in low-cut outfits. Users who sign in can see much more graphic material, including content related to topics such as "Penis injuries during masturbation with a vacuum cleaner."

Language

Pretty much every bad word you can imagine, including "f--k" and "s--t."

Consumerism

Other apps are offered, such as 9GagTV and Memeful.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Many of the memes show or mention alcohol. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that 9Gag is a companion app to the popular website, which is dedicated to mostly bawdy humor. Using photos with funny captions, GIF files, videos, and more, it celebrates geek culture (there's a Geeky channel) but also can contain content that's not appropriate for kids. Foul language is common (including "f--k" and "s--t"), and there's often graphic content (both sexual or violent) available to people who log in via Facebook or create a user account, which only requires an email address and a password.

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Adult Written bystarbee36 June 11, 2015

With Parents nearby, this is fine

Parents need to know that this website does contain some iffy content, but mostly harmless funny jokes. Its fine for anyone above the age of 11 but till age 13... Continue reading

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What's it about?

Users can view an endless stream of memes (photos with funny captions), photos, videos, animated GIF files, and more. People who wish to comment on the posts can do so via a forum, and the site makes it easy for you to upload your own images, memes, and so on. If you're signed in, you also can upvote or downvote posts.

Is it any good?

If Internet memes make you laugh, you might enjoy 9Gag, and there are posts that are funny and appropriate for older teens. However, when you're signed in, the images and humor veer far into adult content. There also is a distinct focus on sexy images, including an entire channel called Girl that features pictures of scantily clad women. Because of this focus and generally raunchy culture, this one is best left to older teens and adults.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what's appropriate humor and what's cruel or disturbing. Why are memes funny? How far is too far?

  • Families also can talk about the mob mentality of some Internet communities and how to avoid falling into that trap. What does it mean to be a part of a community, including one in an app or on the Internet?

App details

For kids who love social networking and creating content

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