Mojiit App Guide for Parents

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What is the Mojiit app?

  • The Mojiit app is a social network where users create and share animated avatars using augmented reality
  • Using their phone’s camera, users take videos of themselves which turn into an avatar
  • Users create, dress, and style their avatars
  • Using their avatar, users communicate with their friends on the app
  • Users record messages that track their voice and facial movements and send those messages to friends
  • Different animations can be used for avatars
  • The 3D avatar mimics the user’s voice and movements
  • Augmented reality is used to place the avatar in real places around the world

Why should parents care?

  • The Mojiit app is in the top 50 most popular social media apps list in the App Store
  • Since the app is new, most parents might not have heard about it yet
  • Some teens who don’t like the Snapchat update are using the Mojiit app instead
  • Mojiit uses geolocation and encourages users to go to certain locations nearby
  • Geolocation features can be very dangerous for teens and tweens because strangers nearby can find the student’s exact location
  • Vendors use emojis on the app to sell physical products, some students may not be aware that some emojis are advertisements
  • Some users report having trouble getting in contact with the developers when they experience issues on the app

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This app is listed in the SmartSocial.com Green Zone.
This app is not safe for students to use unsupervised, but a Green Zone app can serve a positive purpose to help a student to navigate social media and someday build an online brand. Read more below to find out why this app is in the Green Zone.

This app is listed in the SmartSocial.com Gray Zone.
Gray Zone apps often contain lots of private & disappearing messages, and strangers can use this to chat with students. Parents should participate in these apps with students to keep them safe. This zone can be a great place for family time since many of these apps can be entertaining, and let your students express themselves. Read more below to find out why this app is in the Gray Zone.

This app is listed in the SmartSocial.com Red Zone.
Red Zone apps often have lots of anonymous features, adult content, and easy contact with strangers. Supervision is strongly suggested on each of these apps or move your kids to a safer zone. All apps require parental supervision, these apps more than others. Read more below to find out why this app is in the Red Zone or view our list of 100+ Apps to find a safer app with your student.
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This trend is categorized as a Dangerous Social Media Challenge.
Viral challenges encourage students to do dangerous things to garner likes, views, attention, and subscribers. These challenges can be found across several social networks and may encourage students to perform dangerous activities. SmartSocial.com keeps parents updated on these social media challenges before an incident may occur in your community.

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The Mojiit app is a social network where users create and share animated avatars using augmented reality.

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What is the Mojiit app?

  • The Mojiit app is a social network where users create and share animated avatars using augmented reality
  • Using their phone’s camera, users take videos of themselves which turn into an avatar
  • Users create, dress, and style their avatars
  • Using their avatar, users communicate with their friends on the app
  • Users record messages that track their voice and facial movements and send those messages to friends
  • Different animations can be used for avatars
  • The 3D avatar mimics the user’s voice and movements
  • Augmented reality is used to place the avatar in real places around the world

Why should parents care?

  • The Mojiit app is in the top 50 most popular social media apps list in the App Store
  • Since the app is new, most parents might not have heard about it yet
  • Some teens who don’t like the Snapchat update are using the Mojiit app instead
  • Mojiit uses geolocation and encourages users to go to certain locations nearby
  • Geolocation features can be very dangerous for teens and tweens because strangers nearby can find the student’s exact location
  • Vendors use emojis on the app to sell physical products, some students may not be aware that some emojis are advertisements
  • Some users report having trouble getting in contact with the developers when they experience issues on the app

Mojiit app in the news

[Mojiit] has previously said Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was also involved with the project, but Wozniak has since denied the connection saying conflicts ruled out even an advisory position. –CNBC
[Steve] Wozniak declined to be involved with Mojiit the day after meeting with [the Founder], but Mojiit nonetheless put out a press release on Aug. 16 announcing the advisorship. –Yahoo Finance

What users are saying about the Mojiit app

I have not been able to use this app! Please have developers fix this quirky mix soon. I sent an email but no one has gotten back to me!
Revolutionary! Consider Snapchat dead after downloading this app!!
Really like the concept of the app. Definitely better than Snapchat and Bitmoji.

Source: iTunes

What can parents do?

  • Teach your student about the dangers of geolocation features on apps
  • Remind your student to never meet strangers in person who they met online
  • Instruct your student to ask for permission before downloading new apps
  • When you’re ready for your student to be online, work with them to use apps that positively impact their digital footprint. Check out our Parent App Guide page and consider using the apps in our Green Zone (and be on all apps your kids are using)
  • Before giving your teen access to a device, create a Family Cell Phone Safety Contract

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