Ways in which your child might be vulnerable and things for your child to look for.
There is no chat feature in Bitmoji, so no risk of bullying or meeting strangers.
Avatars and ‘stickers’ available to users infrequently depict mild violence, profanity, horror or fear themes, or suggestive themes, so it’s advisable to speak with your child about viewing and using these.
Customizing the text in Bitmoji stickers is currently available on the iOS Bitmoji Keyboard, the Android Bitmoji Keyboard and the Bitmoji Chrome Extension. This means that users are able to choose what text appears on some of the Bitmoji stickers and, in theory, a user could create a sticker with inappropriate or offensive text on it.
Talk to your child about where they are sharing their bitmoji avatars and ‘stickers’, who they share them with and how the stickers they share could be interpreted by those they share them with. For example, a friend sharing some sad news and looking for some support, may not appreciate receiving a jokey Bitmoji sticker in response.
We recommend Internet Matters for further information about Bitmoji. Access free
parental control how-to guides to get up to speed on how to set the right level of
protection to give them a fun and safe experience.