A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Kids can learn to express themselves visually and verbally by making cool digital posters. The editing tools are similar to ones teens might use when doing web or print design. Glogs are an inventive way for kids to express an idea or a message by cobbling together diverse types of media. Students can learn about various subjects by sorting through others' glogs, as well as create their own either on a laptop, PC, or through the iPad app. A sort of digital scrapbook, glogs invite kids to approach an idea or a topic from visual and written perspectives.
The site promotes creativity and self-expression, but the glogs are a mixed bag -- many are positive and creative, but a few are negative and hateful.
Violence & Scariness
Some gloggers write graphically about topics like rape, war, and suicide; others post photos of guns, blood, and corpses.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Nudity and pornography are prohibited, but a few glogs contain explicit photos and song lyrics.
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There's a fair amount of profanity.
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Products & Purchases
Some ads, including pop-ups.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some gloggers celebrate drug use and post photos of pot, pills, or alcohol; others caution against the dangers of drunk driving and drugs.
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Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Glogster is visually appealing and offers users lots of options for designing their glogs. Some teens might find the editing modules a little tricky, since there's no tutorial or rollover text that explains the icons. Useful iPad app allows for creation on-the-go. The glogs themselves are a mixed bag; some are creative and even inspiring, but a few are hateful and biased.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.