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GoTrybe

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Social networking gives kids' fitness site an edge.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Focus on health and fitness is presented in a no-pressure manner to get kids excited about getting in shape. The site offers incentives, like virtual cash, that can be used to outfit an avatar. Users can also gain status and become team leaders by logging in exercise time and answering questions correctly.

Consumerism

Online store connected to the site sells Trybe-branded clothing and accessories.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a fitness-themed Web site, designed to give kids the information and guidance they need to stay fit and healthy. The subscription site focuses on exercise and nutrition and features lots of video content. Users can design their own exercise routine, learn about ways to stay healthy, and what foods to eat and what to avoid. The site is divided into three age categories similar to elementary, middle, and high school levels.

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QUALITY

You can't knock GoTrybe for wanting to do a good thing -- get kids inspired and excited about fitness. However, at around $30 for a year's subscription, it's an investment families have to consider carefully. The standout features have to be the exercise videos that let kids work out with trainers their age and the interactive features that let kids compete to log in the most fitness time. Parents might find this site more valuable, as the blog offers simple and nutritious recipes and advice on how to keep kids healthy. On it's own, GoTrybe might not be enough to keep you in shape, but it is cheaper than your average personal trainer.

Online interaction: Users can connect with friends and add them to their Buddy List. From here, they can send messages to each other. There is also a message forum where users can post questions and advice. There are no clearly outlined guidelines for these features, so inappropriate content might get through. There is also a chat feature for the oldest high school users.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how kids feel about their bodies and whether they compare themselves to others -- whether peers or celebrities. Read our body image tips for boys and girls.

  • Families can also talk about junk food ads and whether kids feel more likely to crave junk food after seeing an ad for it.

Website details

Genre:Social Networking
Pricing structure:Free

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