A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can explore a variety of categories, including crafts, art, food, beauty, fitness, wellness, dance, and tech. The how-to videos guide kids through each step of the process, providing written and visual prompts. They can share their expertise or creativity with others by creating, editing, and publishing their own how-to video using clear communication skills.
Ease of Play
Easy to navigate. Kids interested in creating their own how-to can access a tutorial that explains how to go about creating it and using the platform's editing features to personalize it.
Violence & Scariness
Jumprope: How-to Videos is a platform where people can share openly. There are no user guidelines to ensure that violence is not included in what people publish. Users can report inappropriate content.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
People in videos may appear in revealing, tight, or sexy clothing. Users can report inappropriate content.
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Jumprope: How-to Videos is a platform where people can share openly. There are no user guidelines to ensure that profanity is not included in what people publish. Users can report inappropriate content.
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Products & Purchases
The app is free; however, the how-tos require materials, some of which can be easily found in the home. Others require special purchase. Most how-tos include a "What You'll Need" page, which lists materials. Some creators include direct links to websites where certain things can be purchased. Some featured creators represent specific companies or products; their page includes their website and link to social media. Some creators promote certain brands, products. Viewers can also browse and tap on products that they want to see used in a how-to.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
One of the how-to categories is dedicated to alcoholic beverages and mixology.
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Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Although the experience contains consumerism, kids will enjoy the variety of tutorials offered by this creative community and will find its easy-to-follow template and editing features a useful tool. Its categories represent a wide variety of interests. Kids who favor the arts will love the crafts, art, and photography guides. Kids who enjoy creativity in the kitchen will have fun exploring food and baking tutorials. There are even guides for kids who want to explore autos and tech. Although there's significant variety, families may find that not all categories are appropriate for kids or teens. The drinks category deals specifically with mixology, and some of the featured creators promote specific brands of alcoholic beverages. Most of the content promotes making drinks, and there is limited representation of consumption. There's heavy brand placement in some how-to videos and on the home feed. Some creators explicitly promote brands or products and include links to purchase. Some viewers may find this helpful, while others may find the experience too commercial.
Overall, Jumprope: How-to Videos is a fun, engaging, easy-to-use tool that will inspire kids to share their expertise or interests with others through procedural videos. Currently, most of the people posting content are adults, but some teens may be inspired to take learning off-screen and try some of the how-tos for themselves. In addition to exploring their creative side, kids are subtlety encouraged by the app to practice procedural writing, refine video and/or photo techniques, and practice using editing tools to create unique and personalized content. Creators looking for a fuss-free and professional-looking procedural video to export to websites, blogs, or social media will find this app extremely helpful.
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