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The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that iFunny :) is an image-based joke app that's not for kids or teens. There's enough swearing, sexual banter, soft porn images, and rude and hateful comments to negate anything else in the mix that's remotely funny. Teens might see a friend's posts from iFunny :) on social media and think it's an OK source for jokes when it's actually a minefield of mature content. Since users who want to post jokes give the app permission to access their device's photo album, they can post photos of anyone they've taken a picture of on that device to the app.
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What's it about?
The user interface on IFUNNY :) is very simple. Just tap the arrow to move through each frame, joke by joke, and to see the different images that people have posted (some of which are jokes, some are not). Scroll through jokes and comments, tap thumbs up or down to like or dislike. Tap to share jokes with friends via a number of social networking options. Give app access to your photo library to post, and use the iFunny Studio portion of the app to add a new \"poster,\" \"rage comic,\" or \"meme.\"
Is it any good?
It's hard to overstate how much rude and inappropriate content there is for teens to stumble upon on the iFunny :) app. One of the major problems is that the jokes are all intermingled and appear one after another so that a mildly sarcastic joke with a cute image of a dog may be viewed right before a completely crude "joke" that contains profanity and comments that border on hate speech. Another problem is that images of teens (some simply photos of their faces) are interspersed among the jokes, as if people are posting whatever they want from their device's photo library, potentially without the consent of the people in the photos. While this app does have a feature for reporting abusive content, either it's not being used or it's being ignored. Kids and teens should avoid this app.
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