Jitter Fingers

Website review by
Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Safe social networking site for tween girls.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The site seems to supports true friendship (by limiting groups to eight friends) and self expression. It invites girls to express themselves online within a safe, private space, and gives the opportunity to offer opinions more publicly within limits. It tends toward the stereotypically girly -- fashion, entertainment -- but doesn't go over the top.

Violence
Sex

All messages are screened before being posted on the site's public sections. The site doesn't moderate photo uploads or messages in the site's private group areas so they could contain sexual content; however, those messages are only visible to other invited members of each group.

Language

All posts to the site's public sections are screened before going live. Girls language is not moderated within private groups.

Consumerism

The site features links to shopping sites and product mentions -- especially in the fashion section.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

All messages are screened before being posted live to the site's public areas, though girls can post anything within their private groups.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this site bills itself as a "safe online social-networking environment for girls" -- and follows through on the promise. True, there are no age limits to join the Jitter Fingers communities. However, since the site's purpose is to create invitation-only groups with eight or less friends, there's little to no chance kids will come into contact with outsiders.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byxheartbeat May 1, 2010

for tweens, in my opinion

I loved it when it first came up, the layout is great. When I signed up & started playing, I got so bored. There's nothing to do..I wanna create an... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old March 23, 2010

Good but..

Its ok but i still want something as close to facebook or twitter as possible

What's it about?

In the beta version of JITTERFINGERS.COM, users can send text messages through the site to their friends' phones, post (moderated) thoughts about TV shows, music, and fashion, or chat in a private room with other members of their network who are online. A scrapbook section lets girls post photos, or they can alert friends to upcoming events. And of course, because this site is for tweens and up, there are girly touches everywhere, like the Cute Band Alert posting area. The site also offers some light historical value in sections like Year in Entertainment, which showcases hip happenings that took place the year a member was born.

Is it any good?

JITTERFINGERS.COM was created to let girls design their own online hangout by inviting eight friends to their private network. A scrapbook section lets girls post photos, or they can alert friends to upcoming events. And of course, because this site is for tweens and up, there are girly touches everywhere, like the Cute Band Alert posting area.

However, there's more than just cutesy content. The site also features some educational items, ranging from DIY craft instructions on how to make your own lip gloss to info on a philanthropic cause. The site also features some retail-based material, including plugs for items sold on Delight.com.

Online interaction: What happens within private clubs is invisible to others, so we can only guess that they are friendly and positive. But the screened comments that appear in the public areas are supportive.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Internet safety and social networks. Why is it not a good idea to speak to strangers online? What are some things that shouldn't be shared online? What's OK to divulge?

Website details

For kids who love connecting with friends

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