The site itself is just a platform. Yes there are sexist posts, yes there are sexist comments. Some of them stereotype men, some stereotype women, some are insulting some are just stupid. To illustrate, an image series on pollution in China brings out some thought-provoking reactions and might serve to raise global awareness for some contributors. Parents need to know that 9Gag is a companion app to the popular , which is dedicated to mostly bawdy humor. Sure, just like there are sexist people everywhere with enough people.
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Do they post sexist posts on 9gag or make sexist comments? There are plenty of posts that show violent content both in society as well as loads of profanity. Some are just references to sexist things other people said or to sexist comments. This includes partial frontal nudity, videos of staged sexual acts under cover so they aren't seen directly, and clips that suggest sexual acts. Share any fun, get real responses from people all over the world, and vote on what you laugh at. You can also pretend to have a different gender.
Parents also should know that there's no privacy setting or moderation overtly stated on the site, which could raise privacy and safety concerns. Do users follow any particular etiquette? What does it mean to be a part of a community, including one in an app or on the Internet? Are there sexist people on 9gag? How far is too far? Users can share content they like on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, or email. People who wish to comment on the posts can do so via a forum, and the site makes it easy for you to upload your own images, memes, and so on. If you're signed in, you also can upvote or downvote posts. Are opinions accepted or cut down? Because of this focus and generally raunchy culture, this one is best left to older teens and adults. They are, in a sense, the lowest common denominator of the internet see shit.
Users can upvote or downvote images or report content, although there are no guidelines for reporting. It can be used by persons of any gender and you don't even have to disclose your gender. A website in which every user uploads stolen content, while still may pertain humor, is often taken from other websites such as reddit see reddit , 4chan see 4chan , Dorkly see Dorkly , etc. The Girl category, mostly glamour shots of models or actresses, exists by itself, meaning there's no corresponding Boy category, which reflects a larger male focus -- even though there does seem to be some balance of female and male viewpoints in the comments.
Parents need to know that 9Gag is a place for young adults to have a laugh, express themselves, and broaden their perspectives, but it's not appropriate or intended for children. They lie about having the Anonymous hosted, or being the of the internet. Does the fact that they're online or anonymous make a difference? Either way, parents who want to keep their kids innocent just a bit longer may want to add this site to the blocked list. However, when you're signed in, the images and humor veer far into adult content. The issue bigger than the violence and the language used on the site, of course, is the pervasive adult-level sexual content found there. High schoolers may be plugged in, but most users are probably 20- and 30-somethings.
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