Website review by
Conny Coon, Common Sense Media
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Card-making site fun for teens, needs supervision for kids.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 5 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this website.

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.

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMary D. November 16, 2017

Cancelled Auto Renewal

I brought up the site to send a Thanksgiving cards to family members this year. I was terribly disappointed in the poor quality content. The selections used to... Continue reading
Adult Written bypaige88 November 25, 2015

Horribel customer service

I was on there to have fun, they have it posted all over their website saying "Only $1.50 monthly" but they do not charge monthly! They did not state... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old April 8, 2021

Pretty good

I've used JibJab, I just how we need to pay. There's also a bit too much of violence, sex, and swearing. But I don't know if they had copyright i... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old October 25, 2019

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.

Talk to your kids 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.

Website details

  • Genre: Creating
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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