Parents' Guide to

Cheez - Short Funny Videos

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Simple video maker entertains and has iffy content.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 16+

Make Money By Creating and Interacting

The app's homepage is laid out by popular video trends ("challenges", which can be made by either the app itself or users on it, allowing for a variety of both content and age appropriate-ness.) Be wary of this section, as there can be videos with sexual themes and/or bad language, including the F-word. Children have been seen using this sort of language on the app and exposing themselves by doing what appears to be a sort of belly dancing, which can attract predators. There is also a section on the app, the Daily Tasks, that gives you their cryptocurrency (a sort of "online money" like Bitcoin), called Contentos, for logging in and completing tasks, such as watching videos, uploading content, and having a certain number of views on your videos. Be careful with this, as getting your money requires you to upload pictures of documentation, such as a state ID or passport, in order to receive it. The risks of this are currently unknown, (though they do say they do not share your information), but it is important to remind your child the risks of putting such information online.
age 7+

Cheez

I think it good because they get to know the outside world

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (1 ):

This popular video app might be the flavor of the month for attention-hungry teens, but in truth doesn't improve on similar, previously-released apps. Its interface is simplistic and not intuitive, and its features and effects are underwhelming. The cleverest users will no doubt find ways to make the simple tools work for them, but many will likely grow tired of their limitations. On the bright side, browsing and commenting on videos is easy, and there's plenty of content to look through. As in most user-created arenas, the quality of that content varies widely and can contain iffy content meant for teens and adults, though there are plenty of kids already using the app. A good number of videos include young women in sexy clothes doing provocative dance moves, and plenty of others seem to suggest unsafe behavior as a means to growing your fan base. Still, there's a goodly amount of harmless foolishness to enjoy (including a simple dance-off game) and genuine talent to discover. Like Musical.ly, it provides plenty of opportunities for contact with strangers, access to iffy content, and pushes for self-promotion, so it's best for older teens.

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