Parents' Guide to

Girls Inc. Online

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Girls can do (almost) anything in online community.

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GIRLS INC. ONLINE is a supportive site with video testimonials of women sharing inspiring personal success stories. Tween and teen girls can watch the videos, set their own goals here, and be involved in a community that empowers girls to "envision their futures without limits." This site is the online companion of the well-established non-profit organization Girls Inc., which runs after-school and summer programs just for girls.

Girls can find solid information, inspiration, a "Girls' Bill of Rights," and more here. The videos about life goals and career choices are excellent for the older tween or teen audience, but some younger girls may find them too detailed and long to keep their attention. The one main shortfall of this overall excellent site is a lack of personal input and social interaction. The pre-scripted-only goal-setting and the minimal opportunity to interact with other girls about what they're doing makes the site extremely safe, but also limits options. Some girls may find this restrictive and a little boring.

Online interaction: No message boards or internal messages. Pre-scripted messages only.

Website Details

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

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