Parents' Guide to

Help Your Hero

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Secure social network transforms sick kids into superheroes.

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Help Your Hero has a simple yet effective premise: Provide a place for a seriously ill child's family members and friends to connect, share updates, and collectively provide support. Registration takes some time, but that's due to a series of precautionary measures to ensure site users can communicate with each other in a safe environment. (Help Your Hero isn't messing around; adults have to virtually sign an extensive permission document and create a profile to register kids 13 and under separately.) Visually, the site delivers; it's comic-book colorful and designed to be a refreshing, fun place for a sick child to visit. Help Your Hero's focus on safety precautions may make registration and set-up feel a bit overwhelming at first, but, ultimately, it should help give loved ones the opportunity to provide some much-needed encouragement to safely bolster kids' spirits during a difficult time.

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