A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
A sense of girl power is promoted and users of all races should feel included here, but the site focuses on beauty and buying.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
The Guys section is quite tame, just a few things about kissing and breaking up with boys.
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It seems like there's a filter to weed out offensive language: "S--t" wasn't allowed.
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Products & Purchases
There are plenty of ads for beauty products, CosmoGirl magazine, and teen-related products; plus contests and links to sponsors and free gifts.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sassy site is an extension of the popular magazine of the same name. There are areas on beauty, fashion, life advice, entertainment, games, free stuff, and of course, guys. Although this site's dating and romance section seems a bit tamer than other online tween and teen magazines' sites, Cosmo Girl does stress beauty, fashion, and buying over valuable information that girls need to hear. There are also a slew of ads, contests, free giveaways, and sponsored links. See if you can count the exclamation points they use!!
Is It Any Good?
Unfortunately, the valuable stuff on this site -- recipes for healthy snacks or a poll about electing a woman president -- is lost underneath snarky comments about a celeb's new haircut or a contest to win a purse.
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