iWiki

App review by
Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media
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Parents say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

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

Ease of Play

It's a breeze to read and navigate. You can view articles in landscape or portrait modes and pinch the screen to switch between three different font sizes. However, it's read only. Users registered as contributors with the Web site can't edit articles through this app.

Violence

Entries covering video games, gangs and adult media might include violent images or references.

Sex

Entries include porn stars, R- and X-rated movies, explicit song lyrics and more. Occasionally malicious contributors add sexually inappropriate content, which is usually, but not always, removed quickly.

Language

Wikipedia entries for TV shows, films, video games, music and celebrities sometimes include mildly profane or crass language.

Consumerism

There are no ads.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some entries discuss and include images of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this mobile version makes Wikipedia easy to use on a small screen but doesn't change its content, which is not 100 percent kid friendly or accurate. Remember, it's all user-generated content so be sure to help kids question what they see and not take information at face value.

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Kid, 5 years old August 3, 2010

i hate wiki apps

WIki isn't such a GOOD place for younger kids, strangers can edit them content if they want to so P.S. Your School is after Elementary. I only use... Continue reading

Is it any good?

Wikipedia should always be this easy to use. This mobile version reformats the sprawling site into manageable modules. Each entry is collapsed into an introduction and an outline of subheads. Just tap to expand. Everything seemed to be there except some missing audio files.

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