Flippy - Star in famous clips

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Patricia Montic..., Common Sense Media
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Insert your face into movies and more; many raunchy clips.

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age 13+
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A lot or a little?

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

Ease of Play

Simple to use, though finding what you want might take a few minutes. 

Violence

Collection of clips where guns are brandished, threats are made, and punches are thrown. 

Sex

References to sexual behavior; sexual jokes; scantily clad men and women featured in clips.

Language

Explicit (not clean) lyrics, and several movie quotes and titles that include swear words such as "f--k" and "s--t."

Consumerism

Users can link directly to the App Store to buy and download the movies and songs.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drinking, drugs, and smoking are glamorized throughout, and short clips obscure negative consequences.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Flippy - Star in famous clips is an app that lets you insert your face into a video clip. Users can upload their own short videos or insert themselves into clips in the existing video library, which includes user-generated content, YouTube clips, and many selections from movies, TV shows, and music videos. Clips from copyrighted content include links to purchase the corresponding movies or songs on the iTunes store where available. There appears to be no limit on the content shared here: Drinking, drugs, smoking, foul language, and violence are everywhere, though in bite-sized clips, and there's no way to filter it out. Also, there's no privacy policy and there are no terms of service, and the developer's website link points users directly to the app's page in the Apple App Store.

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What's it about?

FLIPPY - STAR IN FAMOUS CLIPS is a video app that lets users insert their own face into a brief video clip. You can upload your own clip or choose one from a series of collections in the app; they're arranged by content (movies, music, and viral videos) and themes, such as "romantic." Once you select a clip, you get to watch the video in Practice Mode as many times as you'd like, potentially to familiarize yourself with the lines or lyrics in the clip's audio. Then you hit the red Start button to record video of your face while lip-synching to the audio in the clip. Save your content to your device's camera roll and easily share it via several social networks and messaging apps. Clips also include a link to YouTube or the iTunes store, where content is available for purchase.

Is it any good?

If you're looking for a fun, kid-friendly way to remix content, keep looking, though it will be pretty fun for older teens. This app lets teens insert themselves into scenes filled with swearing, drinking, smoking, violence, and more. While there are some fun clips, there are far more clips that glorify risqué and harmful behavior. If there were a better way to sort out the tame from the wild, this app would have more potential for kids -- but as it is, it's a sprawling Wild West of user-generated and copyrighted content. It's almost impossible to tell what you're getting into when you select a clip: You might find extremely rough language, or you might find something pretty benign, and there's no system to flag content either way. Most importantly, the app's main feature -- inserting faces -- is a bit flawed since it sometimes crops out hair or chins, making the resulting clips more awkward-looking than especially funny. While it's neat that you can upload your own content, that tends to be pretty hard to do, and most users might find that feature more trouble than it's worth. In general, it can definitely provide some chuckles, and there's lots of content to explore, but a few more features and smoother execution would make it even more fun.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about your rules for privacy and social networks. Talk about when it's OK to share information and what kind of information should be kept private.

  • Before downloading, discuss your family's rules around profanity and sexual references in music and in movies. What are your teens allowed to watch and listen to? What kinds of videos can they post?

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