DoSomething.org

Website review by Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Not-for-profit site encourages and supports youth action.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 16+

Great initiative, but I was scammed out of $500 "AMEX card" prize for the cigarette bud cleaning challenge

I had joined the cigarette bud cleaning initiative in August of 2015 and joined a small competition lead by a guy named Chris Harbur who kept a scoreboard that lead to an "ultimate prize," of $500 for the person in 1st place. It was on the dosomething.org website and so I believed it naively.. When I ended up winning 1st place on the scoreboard picking up over 18,000 cigarette buds, I was told over and over again in emails that an AMEX card was always "on the way." I know you guys are trying to find an incentive to motivate people to do good things, but lying about money like that isn't moral or fair at all. I was a sophomore in high school and trying to locate scholarships to save up for college. That guy never responded and it took a lot of time and dedication just for him to showcase his superiors my hard work. Still have the emails to reference. Don't believe everything you see on the internet.

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Too much consumerism
age 18+

does a sketchy politically partisan voter registration ad on FB

does a sketchy politically partisan voter registration ad on FB and redirects you to there website and then to a partisan voter registration website called rockthevote- Rock the Vote is a non-profit progressive-aligned group in the United States whose stated mission is "to engage and build the political power of young people." The organization was founded in 1990 by Virgin Records America Co-Chairman Jeff Ayeroff, to encourage young people to vote doesn't disclose the fact their gathering data on people for partisan political purposes

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