Barbie

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This site is an infomercial for products.

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What parents need to know

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Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

This site is an infomercial for Barbie products.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a shopping site thinly disguised as entertainment. But no skills will be enhanced here. There's a parenting section, but most of it was dedicated to getting the parent to buy as well.

Parents say

Kids say

What's it about?

As you would expect, BARBIE.COM is essentially an infomercial for Barbie products. Frankly, that's all you should use this site for since the rest of it is boring. No music, simple games that are way below the reading level required to understand how to play them, and bafflingly staid graphics.

Is it any good?

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Barbie.com won't hurt your kid, but it won't enlighten or entertain them much them, either. Not much makes sense on this site. Seems like a wasted opportunity given Barbie's eternal popularity.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the importance -- or lack thereof -- of being trendy and always having a new outfit to show off. How do clothes make you feel? Is it important to run out and buy the new hip shirt or pair of pants?

Website details

Genre:Brand Sites
Pricing structure:Free

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  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Kid, 10 years old January 1, 2011
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6
QUALITY
 

boring

ummm too boring
Kid, 11 years old December 26, 2009
AGE
5
QUALITY
 

barbie...

its ok. but you can get bored realy qickly. the reson i think there are some iffy stuff for 5 year olds is that barbies where made for men to look at. then the little kids borght them so they canged it into toys for little girls. i am telling you its true. i read it on a site that revews toys. so think twice before bying your kids barbies.it use a lot of advertising on the site. and it teaches you to be more like barbie. always thinking about how you look.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Kid, 9 years old March 28, 2015
AGE
3
QUALITY
 

Barbie RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK. So, I can't believe these people on the other interviews! Don't listen to them. Barbie is awesome! She's pretty, her outfits are just what a kid's toy should wear, and most importantly, she's fun to play with! Parents of little girls under 3, when her 3rd b-day rolls around, buy her a Barbie! Parents of little girls over 3 who have 0 Barbies, buy them one before they are teenagers! I am almost 10 and I have 25.
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