Parents' Guide to

HuffPost Teen

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

News for teens by teens, with access to adult topics.

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

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Biased view and overtly sexual.

I would not let my kids visit this site. All but 2 articles are currently about sex or LGBT issues. Overly biased and not worth your time.

Is It Any Good?

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HUFFPOST TEEN, a section of the popular contributor-based HuffPo site geared toward high school-age readers, offers updates and advice on everything from navigating college life to making a dress prom-worthy. The content, which includes short articles, essays, and news about young celebs, is often written by teens -- and is right on target with that age group’s interests. Original fiction provided by also offers a forum for creative teens.

However, while the content is, for the most part, upbeat and age appropriate, kids can easily stumble onto the main HuffPo site; its central subject areas are listed on the top of each page. If HuffPost Teen had a more separate identity/offered less access to the original site, it might feel like a safer space. But as long as kids can click over to articles on crime and make-up sex being like cocaine -- and a fair number of adults are still posting comments on HuffPost Teen -- parents may want to think twice about letting younger teens roam freely on the site.

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