A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
This site offfers an easy, streamlined way to create, share, and get feedback on self-created art and animation online. Its community of users supports each other's creativity and seems to keep the art generally positive and within the PG-13 or G-rating. The site's spirit is very pro-art -- even if you think you can't draw!
Violence & Scariness
A few of the images include violent themes. One of the currently most popular creations is labeled "warning: violent."
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Sex, Romance & Nudity
None observed. But this site indicates that it is rated "PG-13" and its policy is to "remove any content that doesn't conform to PG-13 standard," but offers no guarantees that all will be indentified and removed. Since users can upload videos, it's possible they could contain sex comparable to what you'd see in a PG-13 movie.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
None observed, but users can include words that would be comparable to what you'd hear in a PG-13 movie.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Language in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Products & Purchases
Using this site is free, but virtual coins can be purchased with real money (400 for $5 or 1,600 for $20) to purchase special items, such as "premium props," from the bazaar that offer more art choices. So, while the site doesn't promote materialism, it doesn't ignore consumer culture -- or the fact that they could profit from it.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
None observed, but users are allowed to include any content that would be acceptable in a PG-13 movie, which could include mild drug or drinking.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Drinking, Drugs & Smoking in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Do Ink is a supportive, user-friendly art and animation site that simplifies online image-creating tools and brings together a community of young people interested in online art. Artists can then share what they create with other Do Ink users, as well as on FaceBook, MySpace, email or YouTube.
Is It Any Good?
This top-notch art and animation site was created by a Massachusettes-based startup company that said it likes to focus on "people, art and the new." It definitely achieves that goal wtih Do Ink. It's refreshing to see an online community that generally supports each other's work, creating and sharing new ways to use online graphics tools. Not only is it entertaining, it also provides technical training to kids interested in the art and technology of digital animation.
Online interaction: Other users can comment on and vote on the art (top vote getters get featured on the site's home page and blog).The site's editors moderate the site pretty hawkishly to ensure that the online interactions are positive or at least helpful.
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.
Suggest an Update
Our Editors Recommend
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.See how we rate