A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this website.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this Web portal for girls has a ton of information to help tweens and teens safely pursue their passions without the interactive aspect of many sites today. There are links to Amazon in several sections that mention books and movies. And, although the founders say they try to confirm every link is to a safe, legitimate site, they do link to many external sites which, in return, link to other sites.
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What's it about?
GIRLSCANDO.COM -- an online guidebook for hobbies, programs, careers, and other interests -- has a motivating message: Encourage girls by informing them. There are seven major sections on topics such as sports and your body that each have subsections (plus has links to purchase music, information on magazines, and programs).
Is it any good?
Some of the content is good, such as the excellent interview with the founder of Teach for America. Some -- like the review of a 10-year-old Sarah McLachlan album, listed as her latest -- is not. Overall, GirlsCanDo.com is text-heavy and variety-light. Multimedia is nonexistent. Articles are lengthy and have few photos; long lists of books consume most sections. Its heart is in the right place, but GirlsCanDo.com is capable of doing much more.