Teen Ink

Website review by Conny Coon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Creative, supportive forum for teens to share their work.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 10+

Kids need opportunities to express themselves!

As an educator I am amazed at how few websites serve the needs of young people. I think Teen Ink provides a creative outlet for all teens and children on the brink of adolescence. Kids who are free to express themselves are more comfortable with who they are. Parents and teachers should support websites like Teen Ink!

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Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading: discussion, writing, Social Studies: cultural understanding, Arts: painting, photography, script writing
  • Skills: Self-Direction: academic development, achieving goals, effort, goal-setting, identifying strengths and weaknesses, initiative, motivation, personal growth, self-assessment, self-reflection, set objectives, Thinking & Reasoning: analyzing evidence, applying information, asking questions, decision-making, defining problems, investigation, thinking critically, Communication: asking questions, conveying messages effectively, friendship building, multiple forms of expression, presenting, Creativity: brainstorming, combining knowledge, developing novel solutions, imagination, making new creations, producing new content, Collaboration: cooperation, respecting other viewpoints, teamwork, Emotional Development: developing resilience, empathy, identifying emotions, moving beyond obstacles, persevering, perspective taking, self-awareness, Tech Skills: digital creation, evaluating media messages, social media, using and applying technology, Responsibility & Ethics: following codes of conduct
  • Genre: Creating
  • Character Strengths: Empathy
  • Pricing structure: Free (The 10-issue monthly print edition is $49 per year.)
  • Last updated: February 7, 2020

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