Parents' Guide to


By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Mature news site includes fluff, swears, adult content.

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age 16+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Liar Liar Pants on Fire

Buzz Feed got caught with a fabricated story. They posted a story about 18 People Who tried To Get A Deal. In number 16, the so-called car seller posted a bottom deal of $18,818 or something like that but added PLUS GST. The area code showed a 614 area code which is in OHIO, not Canada where GST is charged. It sounds like they make these articles up in order to create sensationalism which in turn, angels people to hate.
age 16+
Buzzfeed´s restriction says: Our Sites are not targeted to nor meant for anyone under 16 years of age. If you become aware of anyone using the Services who is under the age of 16, please report this to: [email protected] We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 16. I feel this is accurate, as there is too much swearing and drinking and little kids are on it.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (22):

BuzzFeed posts cover the gamut from thought-provoking social injustice issues to funny yet not really educational GIF-based lists. Celebrity news items pop up fairly frequently, and popular posts are marked with labels such as "omg" and "cute." It’s easy to get sucked into reading more than you'd planned; content suggestions appear below and beside posts, and you can choose from more than two dozen topics. You'll need to search for keywords to find precise reading selections; finding posts on health, for example, is simple -- but locating ones on seasonal allergies isn't as easy because posts don't have highly specific tags.

Finding content really isn't a huge issue on BuzzFeed. But the type of content may be of concern to many parents, since the site doesn't seem to have a lot of restrictions. Some posts contain swearing, nudity, and violent images -- a bevy of things parents likely wouldn't want younger users (or some older teens) to see. Viewing the site together may help parents keep kids from clicking posts meant for an older audience.

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