A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
This app is for entertainment purposes and not intended for learning.
Ease of Play
Creating short videos with cool effects is really easy.
Violence & Scariness
Videos could contain violent references.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Videos can contain provocative content. Parents should be especially aware of comments on kids videos that may be sexually suggestive.
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Videos and comments could (and do) contain words from sexist language to full-on profanity.
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Products & Purchases
There are opportunities to earn real money and virtual "rewards" for watching videos.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Videos and comments could (and do) contain references and images of drinking, drugs, and smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
While this app offers fun features for video and photo creation, privacy concerns and lack of originality hold it back. The video-creation tools are almost identical, if inferior, to TikTok, and the photo editing is like Snapchat. Both of those apps have privacy concerns themselves, but Kwai - Video Social Network offers nothing more impressive. Since it does integrate with Instagram, teens could create videos and photos using Kwai to post only for themselves to view on Kwai and share with friends on Instagram, since at least it has more granular controls over who can see your content. But with the added complication of using your location, the lack of a friends-only account option, and the violation of the law in terms of blatantly allowing kids under 13 to sign up, this one is probably best to avoid.
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