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Moderators make site a safe place for kids to post reviews.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Kids who sign up on the site have to agree not to use bad language, submit inappropriate videos, or make unkind comments about reviews or reviewers.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Language

The site's moderators won't approve videos or comments that contain bad language.

Consumerism

There's an "Advertise with Us" section, but currently, there are no ads on the site.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

Kids aren't supposed to use their real names on the site or provide any personal information. The site's Terms and Conditions note that once users submit videos, they become property of the site and can be used for marketing purposes (without identifying information). The site contains links to social media to share videos, but this is optional.

Parents must activate kids' accounts. There are no parental controls once the user is signed up.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that KidzVuz is a friendly kids' site that lets registered users upload videos and make comments on other kids' videos. The videos are kids' reviews of popular TV shows, games, books, and other media. Every video and comment must be approved by a site moderator before it goes up. Most reviewers seem to be between 8 and 12 years old, but some kids review material that may be better suited to teens (such as Glee). Parents must provide an email address and activate kids' accounts before they can do anything on the site. Kids can watch the videos on YouTube, which may have content that's not age-appropriate, but this is optional.

Parents say

Kids say

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This straightforward site gives kids a fun way to sound off about movies, TV shows, games, and more. Uploading a video on KIDZVUZ is easy, but kids should be aware that once they submit a video review, it becomes the site's property -- which means that they need to be extra sure they're comfortable with what they've recorded. On the upside, kids can feel free to express themselves without worrying about rude comments, since site moderators must approve each comment and video before it's posted.

Online interaction: Kids can interact by making comments on other reviewers' videos. Because the site is moderated, there are no rude or inappropriate exchanges.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about creating and posting videos online. Once a video is up, people you don't know can watch it, share it, and sometimes comment on it. How do you decide whether something is OK to post?

  • Families can also talk about choosing usernames. This site says usernames should not match kids' real names. Why is that important?

  • Talk about evaluating reviews. How do you know if you can

  • trust someone's opinion? Are you more likely to listen to someone your

  • own age or an adult? You can discuss how to disagree with someone

  • without being disrespectful.

Website details

Genre:Video Sites
Pricing structure:Free

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Adult Written byDadoftwins March 3, 2011
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Great site for tweens to connect and express themselves!

What other families should know
Educational value
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Kid, 8 years old March 6, 2011
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Great site

Love it! User friendly. Could spend all day on this site.

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