Parents' Guide to

Go Ask Alice!

By Michelle Kitt, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Health professionals tackle personal questions with candor.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Very Poor in Science Education!

It is very poor website with respect to science education. I would rather recommend from my personal experience for science, especially, biology education for teens of all ages.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 15+

Who is this site really directed to?

Not really for 15 year olds that I work with. Once you click on a selection you are presented with a wall paper of text.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (1):

For anyone who longed for a cooler, older sibling to not laugh at your questions and tell you the answers, she’s here and her name is Alice. Originally designed for college students, Go Ask Alice!’s accurate, friendly, and sometimes humorous answers say “you’re OK!” to a curious audience. Teens who visit the site may sigh in relief that someone else has the same very personal question they do. Some have criticized the site’s openness as condoning inappropriate behavior, but it’s not all weird stuff (for example, how to deal with the loss of a pet, stress, roommates) and it can be a good resource for parents who need to talk to their kids about sex. An independent study from Stanford University lists Go Ask Alice! first among websites for reputable and credible reproductive health information on the web. However, some questions are definitely more “out there” than others, so it’s best to leave the independent browsing to older teens.

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