Harry Potter - Warner Bros.

Common Sense Media says

Some scary clips on studio's fan-focused film promo site.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The movie and book series encourage friendship, trust, and self-acceptance.

Violence

Film clips feature some scary, supernatural scenes.

Sex

Film clips include scenes with kissing.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The site is designed to promote Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, and contains numerous plugs for movie-related merchandise (and IMAX); an online store offers toy wands, DVDs, and other merchandise.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

While users are not required to register to view the Harry Potter site, there are several places where it is possible to disclose personal information, such as subscribing to the newsletter or registering an account on the main Warner Bros. site. If users follow the link on the site to "Join the Final Battle" and decide to use the Facebook app, they will allow access to personal information via Facebook.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that on Harry Potter -- Warner Bros., users will find little more than trailers and clips -- some of them on the violent and scary side -- from past and upcoming Potter films, a game, and Potter-related downloads. Also, kids can follow the "shop" link to buy Potter merchandise.

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Kids say

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QUALITY
 

Diehard fans will find plenty of Potter paraphernalia on HARRYPOTTER -- WARNER BROS: The site includes movie photos, trailers, downloadable posters, wallpaper, screensavers, and more. Kids have several options to get in on the action: They can sign up for an e-newsletter, connect to the movie on Facebook, or learn about the latest Harry Potter video game. An additional section links to the official Harry Potter DVD site, which offers more info on past installments of the series.

There's a ton of info about the latest movie on hand, so kids hoping to get a peek at part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows are in luck. However, aside from a motorbike game, the site's activities are pretty much limited to viewing movie info or buying or downloading promotional goods. But chances are, Harry Potter fans won't much mind -- what self-respecting Muggle wouldn't be thrilled with the chance to download seven different Harry Potter-themed wallpaper designs?

Online interaction: Users can't chat with each other or connect on the site, although there is a link to "Join the Final Battle" with an app on Facebook, where members can connect, as well as links to other sites where they can interact with other Harry Potter fans.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why the Harry Potter series is so popular. What about Harry do readers connect with? What lessons can kids take away from his adventures?

  • Some of the movie's content appears to be violent and/or scary. How do you know if a movie is too scary for kids your age? When should you ask your parents if a movie is something you shouldn't be watching? (Parents: For advice on how to handle creepy cinema, check out our scary movie tips.)

Website details

Genre:Fan Sites
Topics:Magic and fantasy
Pricing structure:Free

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Kid, 6 years old March 24, 2013
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harrypotter

cool a bit vilent becase ron saids bludyel and hoos your favret chariter mins harry potter i whach 1 2 3 4 and 5 my favret harrypotter is harrypotter and order of the phenex
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 August 27, 2012
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harry potter warner bros

Some of the movie's content appears to be violent and/or scary. How do you know if a movie is too scary for kids your age? When should you ask your parents if a movie is something you shouldn't be watching? (Parents: For advice on how to handle creepy cinema, check out our scary movie tips.)
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Safety and privacy concerns
Kid, 11 years old March 30, 2011
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11
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Perfect for 11 year olds!

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