Parents' Guide to

A Thin Line

By Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Cool, effective tips on teen online responsibility from MTV.

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age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

No tailoring for special needs

I feel that this campaign is not tailored for people with autism and other special needs considering that such people are more vulnerable and therefore require special protection; another organization called NetSmartz has advice tailored for special needs.
age 13+

Is It Any Good?

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A THIN LINE is a great introduction into the world of digital responsibility, covering everything from the dangers of sexting to how to combat cyberbullying and text harassment. With the classic hip MTV tone, the site shouldn't turn teens off. It's not overly preachy, but lays out the facts and true life horror stories to get the message across. The site though does stumble when it veers into social issues, like controlling relationships, rather than sticking to strictly techno issues, and it ignores the issue of teens meeting strangers online and video chatting. The quiz page is at least worth a spin and should give families a clear understanding of where they are at with their digital diligence.

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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