Vine – Social Networking App Review

Price: Free


Vine is sometimes called the “video Instagram”,designed to show the highlights of someones “in the moment” life in a live video. It is much used like Instagram, with the same idea, but only with loop videos. Pictures cannot be posted on vine because of its design and function. There are filters that can be used on the live video you shoot to post. The 6 second video can gain popularity by revining and its content. Vine has become more and more popular over the last few years.

What You Need To Know As A Parent

As a parent of a child using veneer planning to use vine, there are some things that we would like you to be aware of. Although it is meant for good intentions, there are a great deal of popular users who use profanities and show violence on their popular profiles which show up on one of the pages in the app. Because vine is used for such a variety of different reasons, it is hard to rate based off of what each kid is into. People use vine to show funny things, show their art work, show creative ideas and more. Here is the problem… with event the simplest searches, kids can find sex, drugs, profanities, and nudity among the users who obviously abuse the applications function. No video or profile is private. Everyone is public and can be viewed by anyone around the world. There is an option for direct message of videos if you want to specifically share it with one other user and not with the whole rest of the world. Vine is a great and humorous app if used the right way and the social media standpoint has deemed successful as it has options for sharing on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Content Overview

This social media application has a variety of different uses and can be used as a great time waster for any ages. The millennial group and those from early Generation Z have been noted to use vine more than others. Even small businesses can use vine to get a hand into the world and gain popularity. Vine even can boost the number of customers and users. Because the world has become more and more dependent on social media and technology, is it important as a business to keep up with that aspect presented. It is entertaining and fun to work with play around. Making vines is very fun and social if used correctly. As soon as you start downloading the app you can start making movies. Step by step tutorials are offered upon downloading and making an account and vine is very easy to work and simple to understand. The concept was abstract when presented and gained popularity into one of the most used social media sites alongside Instagram and Twitter.

Our Opinion Of The App

We rank Vine at a 4/5 overall experience for children above the age of 12 with a learning rating of about 1/5.

App Ratings

  • Overall “Kid Friendly” Rating 15% 15%
  • Amount of violence 50% 50%
  • Level of sexual content 10% 10%
  • Use of bad language 75% 75%


Social Networking



iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android







Age Appropriateness

Age 15+


Most information found on Vine is found from various websites. If you are still concerned and unsure if your child should purchase this app then you can go and check out CommonSenseMedia and read their information on Vine. If that still is not enough information for you then you can always go type exactly what your concern is about Vine on Google.