Zui Tube

Website review by
Will Wade, Common Sense Media
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Pre-screened YouTube-like videos, mostly from TV and movies.

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age 7+
Based on 4 reviews

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Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness

Many of the videos on this site are clips from popular TV shows and movies, some of which include action sequences. The scenes may have explosions or animated fighting but are generally appropriate for kids.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

A significant portion of the videos on this site are clips from hit TV shows and popular movies -- not the grassroots type efforts of YouTube. The site is part of a larger online enterprise, Kid Zui, aimed at providing entertainment to kids.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this online video site aspires to be like YouTube, but for kids. All the clips have been reviewed by the site’s editors and deemed safe for young viewers. There are thousands of different clips, divided into different “channels” so they can be easily browsed. It’s a true grab-bag of content, ranging from silly pet videos to exciting sequences from upcoming movies and hit kids’ TV series. Though some of the content is the random, zany stuff that makes YouTube popular, clips from popular media are far more common.

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Kid, 9 years old February 16, 2010

good for any age

I think its better than you tube safer
Kid, 11 years old December 5, 2009

all ages but boring

Funny videos on there sometimes but pretty lame and id rather youtube and im nine parents don't care anyway these videos come from youtube

Is it any good?

There’s plenty of fun video content on the Internet, but parents may be reluctant to let kids go looking for the good stuff for fear they might stumble upon the dreck, the offensive, or worse. ZUI TUBE takes care of that problem by presenting a huge library of entertaining clips, all pre-screened and approved for young viewers. There are funny pet sequences, clever animated shorts and a wide variety of random zany creations.

All of this is fun, but it’s also overshadowed by footage culled from hit movies, classic cartoons, popular kids’ series, and other forms of mainstream media. The content is fun, but the overall effect seems to be a huge collection of promotional features, previews for upcoming films and commercials for TV shows. It’s entertaining, but the site doesn’t seem to have the anything-goes selection of YouTube, or its sense of independent creativity.

Online interaction: Kids can “tag” videos they like, using icons created by the site.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about online video. When video content is easily available online, what’s the difference between TV, movies, and the Internet? Are these different mediums starting to converge? How do you like to watch your favorite shows, on TV, or on the Web?

  • Do you think this kid-friendly site is as entertaining as YouTube? Much of the fun of YouTube comes from the completely random selection of user-generated videos, but this site seems to depend more heavily on clips from TV shows and movies. Which do you think are more fun to watch?

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For kids who love making videos

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