Is the Twitter Video App ‘Vine’ Safe for Kids?

Twitter’s new video-sharing app Vine is the hottest mobile toy since Instagram—and to be honest—it’s even more fun. Still, parents need to keep Vine on their radar as the popular social network evolves.

Vine allows users to create super-easy, six-second video clips to share with friends on Facebook, Twitter and Vine. All users do is point and click the video player on your phone at your subject in 1-6 second increments. The app generates a rolling animated GIF-type video to share. Other users or “followers” can comment on the video or give it a “like.”

When Vine first released earlier this year, users ardently criticized its lack of filtering and pornographic content that randomly appeared in feeds. But since then Vine has responded to the mass complaints by blocking searches for pornographic terms and it changed its age rating from 12 to 17. (However, like any other app or…

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