A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
While teens could use Vine as a creative tool, we don't recommend it for learning because of the mature content that's easy to encounter.
Ease of Play
The app is incredibly easy to use: it's super simple to post videos to social media or just save them to your device.
Violence & Scariness
Can contain violent or simulated violent behavior. It was easy to find posts promoting guns, knives, and other weapons -- sometimes accompanied by children's music. There were also videos of fist fighting, both real and simulated.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some explicit sexual content, but it's much less likely to show up during casual use. While some hashtags have been disabled, making it more challenging to find hardcore sexual content if you're looking for it, many posters work hard to get around the filters. Some posts appear with a warning ("This post may contain sensitive content. Tap to view."). Others contain no warning and will just start playing.
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Website is populated by user-generated content, which can (and often does) contain any form of strong language, including the "N" word and motherf----r.
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Products & Purchases
User-generated content often contains name brands, and some companies also promote their brands.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The user-generated content on sometimes celebrates drug and alcohol use -- particularly marijuana.
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Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Though this beloved tool doesn't stand alone anymore, teens can still use it to make unique creations or iffy content and visit the website to see old Vines. Before its social media features were discontinued, Vine developed a unique community of people posting videos that are often creative, funny, and sometimes thought-provoking. Although you can no longer upload new videos using Vine Camera, old posts are still available at Vine.co. People can browse and search videos on that site through a web browser. If teens do browse the archived videos online, they'll find that Vine videos run the gamut, from stop-motion videos of puzzles doing and undoing themselves, to six-second skits showing how a teen wakes up on a school day vs. waking up during the summer, to commentaries on a Miley Cyrus video delivered mainly through facial expressions. There are also a lot of danger zones for kids; it's much too easy to find offensive content. Though there's a lot of humorous, clever expression, much of it isn't appropriate for kids.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.