iEmily Website Poster Image

iEmily

(i)

 

Girls who get over stale design will find smart health info.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The site includes positive messages about staying healthy, resisting peer pressure, making smart choices, and other important issues.

Violence

Some of the articles and first-person stories discuss abuse and sexual assault.

Sex

The site covers the basics of sexual health, including anatomy, pregnancy options, birth control, STDs, and sexual orientation.

Language

No profanity.

Consumerism

There's no advertising on the site.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

The site includes information on the dangers of drinking, drugs, and smoking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that iEmily is a site for teen and preteen girls offering information and resources on many different health topics. There's a section on sexual health, and the site touches on heavier issues like abuse, rape, and self-injury. There's also content on nutrition, fitness, skin care, and other topics of interest to a younger audience.

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Teens and preteens who are used to sophisticated sites with sleek design and lots of interactive features might find IEMILY a bit basic. The site was launched in 2000, and it still has the look and feel of that era. On the plus side, iEmily has hundreds of articles on topics ranging from healthy recipes to feng shui to hiccups, so there's no shortage of reading material.

Families can talk about...

  • Every family has different opinions on the best approach to discussing sex and sexual health. Talk about your values and expectations when it comes to sex. Some teens are afraid to talk to their parents about sex. Would your teens feel comfortable approaching you if they had a question or concern? Why or why not?

  • Discuss how the media may impact your teen's health, especially relating to body image and sex. Read Common Sense Media's Sex and Media Tips and Diet Messages and Unhealthy Bodies.

Website details

Genre:Educational
Pricing structure:Free

This review of iEmily was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

  • Helpful health site discusses the facts of life and more.
  • Smart sex-ed site puts spotlight on teen contributors.
  • Frank and factual information about teen health issues.

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Kid, 10 years old November 6, 2011

Perfecto

I think its really good for GIRLS entering puberty. The reason Im emphsizing the word girls is becuase I know about the sickos of this words, aahem all the boys of this world, and they luagh at some of this stuff! >:(
What other families should know
Educational value
Teen, 13 years old Written bytwilightluv101 December 17, 2011

educational

very educational its good for girls who dont no whats going on with their bodies :P
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old October 9, 2011

BASIC

I think it's really basic
What other families should know
Great messages