A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
While the general content is clean, the site hides some photos in a "PG-13" section that you have to be searching for to find. The PG-13 stuff mostly has to do with masturbation.
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Products & Purchases
The site accepts ads from jewelry and fashion Web sites. Some of the ads are kind of tacky but the site does not appear to accept anything inappropriate.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the user-generated content on this
site is almost entirely tame -- and very silly. The site appeals to a particular niche that's hard to identify, but those who love their pets, have a silly sense of humor, are interested in digital photography, and enjoy the site's positive vibe seem to be its core community.
Is It Any Good?
The site's content is entirely user-generated and edited for
the best submissions -- so the quality and humor quotient varies. Mostly, it feels like one giant "in" joke that you slowly catch on to as you view
each successive photo. The feeling of the site is warm and lighthearted and
appreciative of others' efforts -- this isn't a place that tolerates mean-spirited comments.
Still, kids could encounter the rare inappropriate comment before it's flagged and mild sexual references could pop up occasionally if you hit the "random" button. Icanhascheezburger.com is the kind of thing you either like or don't -- and if
your kid is one who does, keep them on the main home page if they're under 12. Better yet, enjoy it with them and try and come up with silly captions for your own pets.
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