Card-making site fun for teens, needs supervision for kids.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

With more than 1,200 titles
of cards and videos available to interact with and/or share, the content in this
site ranges from squeaky clean birthday messages to seriously smutty. And
there's certainly no shortage of potty humor and crude


Some of the videos and cards have some intense,
violent graphics. And although it's animated and none of it looks particularly
real, it's over-the-top gratuitous. The site does, however, provide fair warning
of this type of violent content so the user can avoid it.


There are a number of sexually themed cards and
videos, some with overt sexual references and language. A cursory look will
uncover references to lap dances, hookers, sex, and genital


While many of the cards and videos are
good, clean fun, there are some that contain explicit language. For instance,
one e-card is called "I f---in' love you" and another
is called "Nuckin Futs."


Each page of the site features banner ads that
relate to the general theme of the Web site: humor. Cable television show
advertisements from stations such as MTV and Comedy Central are featured
prominently throughout.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Because the content of each
card and video varies depending on its creator, there are occasional images and
text that depict or refer to smoking and/or alcohol usage.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this site allows users to customize a broad selection of unique e-cards to send to friends. But while much of the offerings are fun, a lot of the
content includes political satire, raunchy humor, and racy gags best suited for adults and older teens. With supervision, little kids can have fun personalizing some of the tamer videos.

What's it about?

JIBJAB was created by two Brooklyn-based brothers whose animated political piece featuring George Bush and Al Gore
rapping became a viral Internet hit. The Web site allows users to view and share humorous
videos, e-cards (they call them Sendables), and photos. JibJab's level of customization makes it different
from other card sites. Simply add your family members' faces (even your pet's!) to a video or card, and the site
instantly renders your pics into an animated piece. The
finished product provides a lot of laughs and can be shared easily via email.

Is it any good?


Plug your family's faces
into the disco or hula dance video, and there's fun to be had many times over at JibJab. But there's also quite a bit of questionable content
interspersed with the family-friendly videos, cards, and images. More than 170
comedians, writers, artists, musicians, and performers have created over 1,200
titles in the JibJab library, and their
creations run the gamut -- from snarky and silly to
rude and crude. There are even some violent animated videos that come with a
cautionary statement about their gratuitous violence.

JibJab can provide a
good deal of entertainment and some truly original sendable creations. The "starring you" videos are especially
fun, and younger children will get a kick out of seeing their faces animated in
such a way. But parents may want to keep an eye on exactly which videos and
cards their older children are interacting with. Hallmark it ain't.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the creative process. What are some of the differences between starting a project from scratch and using a site such as this one that gives you some raw materials to start with? Also talk about digital media creation.

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Adult Written bymoviemadness April 10, 2009

Hilarious Political Humor

JibJab is full of funny movies that offer astute political and social commentary. My personal favorites are the year-end summaries. Parents be warned, there is sex, violence, potty humor, and other stuff that just isn't appropriate for under 13s.
Kid, 8 years old November 27, 2013


i have an account for this site, but there is some sexy dancing violence rude humor and violence and some smoking, but its mostly for pasting pictures of you onto characters from films and music videos and its HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!Just let your kids watch the tamer vids like gangnam style and the holiday vids.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 10 years old July 31, 2011

Funny, but not for young kids

What other families should know
Too much swearing


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