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Line Webtoon - Daily Comics
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
- Parents say
- Kids say
What's it about?
LINE WEBTOON - DAILY COMICS is the companion app to the website of the same name. It functions as an e-reader for the large collection of user-generated serial comics that are uploaded to the site. Kids can browse various genres (romance, fantasy, horror, superhero, sports, sci-fi, thriller, comedy, historical, etc.), subscribe to favorites, and leave comments on each episode. Those who want to share their own comics will need to do so on the website. The app (and site) are Korean, and the content has an overwhelmingly anime flair with quite a lot of fantasy elements. There's no automated moderation to go along with the community guidelines; much of the moderation comes from community reporting.
Is it any good?
For mature fans of serial comics, anime, and graphic novels, this is an absolute feast of storytelling and illustration, but it's not for kids. As with any user-generated content, Line Webtoon - Daily Comics has a range of quality, but there are certainly stories to match a wide range of interests. The platform is easy to use and understand and there's a lot of community engagement, including users who help translate comics into other languages. With all that said, this is a platform with mature content intended for mature readers and it behaves accordingly. Moderation relies heavily on user reporting, and there seems to be no one watching to make sure users are being kind to authors or each other unless someone reports otherwise. It's highly recommended, just not for kids.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the relationships depicted in comics in Line Webtoon - Daily Comics. What are behaviors you expect to see from friends and romantic partners in real life? What are behaviors that aren't acceptable for you? What can you do if a friend or romanic partner displays unacceptable behavior?
Talk about violence in the comics and media in general. How much is too much? Does it affect people's face-to-face interactions?
Discuss community moderation. What can you do if you see something that you think is inappropriate for the community? What do you do if you receive or see comments that are threatening or too personal? How can you make sure your contributions to the community are appropriate and within guidelines?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Subjects: Language & Reading: reading, storytelling
- Skills: Creativity: imagination
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: August 29, 2018
- Category: Entertainment
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Adventures, Friendship
- Size: 117.20 MB
- Publisher: NAVER WEBTOON Corporation
- Version: 2.0.9
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later; Android varies
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