GirlsGoTech.org

Website review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Smart fun encourages tween girls to dream big.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 13 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages

Girls are encouraged to consider the fun, creative side of science and technology with innovative games and profiles of women math and science professionals.

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism

This site is sponsored by the Girl Scouts of America. There's a newsletter sign-up, membership information, and member-only content related to GSA on this site.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is an educational math, science, and tech site organized by the Girl Scouts of America to get girls interested in these fields. The four games on this site will be particularly fun for girls who like secret codes and mind bending games. Other than the games, this site is text-heavy and not very interactive. Some links no longer work and some content is outdated. Parents may need to view this site with their tween girls to mine all the really useful, inspiring information available.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byadeena rehman September 10, 2011

my opiniens

i love this web site
Kid, 12 years old January 11, 2013

good for your kids

i love this website its fun and good for your kids
Kid, 10 years old July 26, 2012

The Way I Like It!

i think it is the best websites for children!And you should let us get on when ever we want to!

What's it about?

GIRLSGOTECH.ORG is the Girl Scouts of America's effort to encourage girls (especially its membership) to explore technical fields. Playing the games and reading the profiles, history, and tips on the site may help some tween and young teen girls get excited about math, science, and technology. That said, there's not a lot of depth here. The external links pointing girls to other similar sites may help girls who are interested but run out of things to explore here find other related activities online.

Is it any good?

GirlsGoTech.org's four games are its highlight -- engaging, educational, and interactive. There's also a section on how the Internet works, including a primer on HTML and JavaScript. Otherwise, the site is text-heavy with rather bland photos and it mirrors a lot of what girls already see about trying to pump them up about traditionally male-dominated fields. Tech-oriented subjects are always changing and for young, savvy girls to remain interested in them, sites like this need to be constantly updating their information. It would be nice to see new games and more interactive elements added, and outdated contests and missing links removed. Keep this site as fresh and exciting as the subjects it promotes and it could be a real motivator for smart girls to break barriers in tech fields.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why a site like this is targeting just girls for math, science, and tech careers. There's a fantastic .pdf download for parents that gives an in-depth look at the issues of girls in math and science education, with tips to help their daughters excel. Play the games together and discover how science, math, and tech "learning" can be easily turned into fun.

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