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By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Graphic Flash portal strictly for fans and older teens.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 30 parent reviews

age 15+

everything on newgrounds.

A BRIEF review OF.NEWGROUNDS. common sense media claims this website is "too inappropriate" well this website not half as bad as it seems.Even though it has lots of bloody gory flash games like picos school or..alien hominid or some of the animations on there the website is nor realistic nor graphiced for me as a early teen. its so unrealistic its FUNNY and i was allowed to play it when i was 13! this game is neither really sexual though some of the fanart or some of the posts on there are probably disturbing for my younger kids its NOT AS SEXUAL AS YOU MIGHT THINK even though their MIGHT be extremely sexual posts from time to time its like it blurs the posts that are inappropriate and for adults AND ARE LABELED ADULTS and IT DOES NOT FOR TEENS. If you are one of the adults here like i am you would probably remember the mascots of newgrounds tankman is the mascot these days BUT BACK THEN is when and always will be the extremely VIOLENT era when pico was the mascot he basically was a gangster and the mascot had his own game and a few animations and was featured in fnf or friday night funkin besides newgrounds is not as sexual as google search or youtube or DO NOT USE IF KID pornhub DO NOT USE IF KID! the games and animations also use swear words such as the F bomb the S word and the B word also the A word and barley to a slight percent of none the N word. its okay but not the best for 15 year olds other wise ages younger DON'T GO ON THE WEBSITE.
age 2+

Primitive, backwards rating system needs to be fixed

The rating system needs to be overhauled. There is a huge culture of “zero bombing” whereby users systematically and anonymously vote 0 on projects in order to drastically reduce the projects’ scores, perhaps partly to get their own projects higher up on ranking lists. Therefore, most projects go by unseen, with ratings that do not reflect merit, and users whose projects are zero bombed may be inclined to do the same to counteract, resulting in a vicious cycle. This is an issue not only for artists but also perusers, who due to this will not get to experience many high-quality projects. The issue is especially prevalent in the audio section, but is also a problem in other areas. The community at large has complained about this issue for many, many years and offered many suggestions to fix this, including fraudulent vote detection, which a site like this should have but strangely Newgrounds seems to lack, at least to any effective capacity. Until Newgrounds can overhaul their primitive and backwards voting system they get a “one bomb” from me (no zero available here unfortunately), and unlike the aforementioned ratings on Newgrounds, this score is intended to be accurate.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (30 ):
Kids say (95 ): definitely lives up to its motto of having "Everything by everyone." Unfortunately, "everything" means a lot of images and conversations that many parents won't want their teens exposed to. But once kids are on this site, there's little stopping the onslaught of content -- the good, bad, and ugly -- from coming their way.

Hundreds of submissions are uploaded daily and much of it is high-quality stuff. The content is so vast inboth Flash submissions and on the forums and clubs that it's anyone'sguess what young Flash enthusiasts will come across. If Flash-lovingteens really want to view the appropriate portions of the site, parentsmay need to dig here with them to avoid the content land mines.

Website Details

  • Genre: Creating
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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