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By Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Smart current events site has some fluff.

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age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+

Far Left

I like to show my Social Studies class a daily news segment. I am an independent, and watch for media bias in anything I show my students. Though CNN leans left, their cnn10 for students keeps it down the middle, explaining both sides. I can not say the same for ChannelOne. This is an extremely far left program. In the rare times I show it anymore, I make sure to tell the students when they don't tell both sides, which is often. However, I can not show them this garbage again after seeing the 5/10/18 show. At the 1:26 mark, they literally doctored the footage to make Trump's face (not the rest of his body as you can see where it was edited) look neon orange-green. I watched this when I was in high school and I can only wonder how many they have indoctrinated. Not good. If you disagree, choose any episode at random and see if they give both sides of any political argument. You'd be hard pressed to find one.
age 11+

Unbias news, presented responsibly for younger viewers

They don't show a slant. They do small reports on different topics. They report current events. I feel safe showing this to my class.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Some of the featured content ("Kabbalah Love Calculator" and "Name That Star") seems straight out of a mainstream teen mag. But get past that fluffy fare and teens will find compelling current events coverage. Tackling topics with quizzes, commentary, and games (like the very handy Credit Card Simulator) creates a rich user experience. The new Livewire section has some cool videos, but each one starts with the same contest announcement which is tedious to watch over and over again.

Website Details

  • Genre: Civic Engagement
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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