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By Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Safe site sparks ideas for helping the community.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Good for teaching your kids to help out in the community kinda misleading about a few things though.

It is definately good for helping your kids get ideas for helping in the community. However, I was kinda sad that it was misleading in that it has a part that says games on it yet there is no actual games or links when you hit it a community map pops up with no links.

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A project of the Points of Light Institute, a nonprofit organization that encourages volunteerism, GENERATIONON provides kids and teens with creative ideas for helping causes in their communities. The site's suggestions range from simple things that kids can do on their own -- like reminding others to turn off the lights -- to more elaborate projects for groups or families, like cleaning up a local park. Teachers will also find appealing ideas for integrating community service into their curricula. Teens and adults can sign up to be members, but there doesn't seem to be an opportunity to post content or connect with other users; since the site was launched recently, interactive features may still be in the works.

Website Details

  • Genre: Civic Engagement
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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