Parents' Guide to

Comic Life

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Fun way to turn your own images into realistic cartoons.

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Comic Life lets kids easily create their own cartoons by selecting a background template, importing images from a computer, and adding captions or other text to round out the story. Users can download the application, now in its third version (Comic Life 3), from the Comic Life website, which also features a blog with tips and information about using the program in schools.
The manufacturer, Plasq, hosts message boards on its site for users to discuss issues. But surprisingly, few users share their creations, possibly because you can't post anything without registering, and there's a strict parent-permission policy for kids under 13. Parents might want to help teens make sure all possible profile-privacy controls are set -- the boards are pretty clean, but default settings let users message each other, and kids could easily list their locations or share other personal information in their profiles.

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