Website Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Safe social networking for kids under 13.
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URL: http://kidsocial.com/
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Facebook-lite gets a lot right, but watch out for games.
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URL: http://www.gianthello.com/
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great for creative gamers, this site lets kids design their own games to play and share.
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URL: http://www.roblox.com
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Engaging virtual world brings Harry Potter to life.
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URL: http://www.pottermore.com
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With music, videos, games, and a virtual world, this site rocks out.
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URL: http://www.franktownrocks.com/
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This site's prescreened stories will keep kids up on current events.
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URL: http://www.tweentribune.com
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Vast library of links a boon for kids doing online research.
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URL: http://www.bjpinchbeck.com/
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Staffed by information pros, e-library is a solid resource.
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URL: http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Too many links, ads detract from online dictionary's value.
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URL: http://www.m-w.com
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Captivating site on everyday (and advanced) science topics.
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URL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dig into the fun history, but ignore strange ads.
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URL: http://www.historyforkids.org
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Nat Geo virtual world teaches kids about nature.
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URL: http://www.animaljam.com
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Horse lovers' web wonderland requires paid membership.
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URL: http://www.itsmypony.com/
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Community, news, and fun for tween readers, with ads.
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URL: http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/index.asp
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Girls can find great role models on smart science site.
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URL: http://www.iwaswondering.org
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Strong privacy measures make this closed social network an ideal alternative to Facebook.
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URL: http://sweetyhigh.com
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun brain teasers and games, but lots of ads and iffy links.
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URL: http://www.mindbluff.com/
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Outer space virtual world lacking in content and safeguards.
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URL: http://www.spaceface.com/
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Virtual pet site almost worthless without paid membership.
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URL: http://foopets.com
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Free site's top-notch how-to videos include sex tutorials.
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URL: http://howcast.com
(2009)

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