A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Kids can learn how to present information in a visual, dynamic way. Creating infographics may help them understand mathematical concepts like graphing and the correlation between percentages and overall results and other part-whole relationships. Charts and graphs can be used to enhance reports and presentations; because kids can add text, they also can work on their writing abilities, including brevity and phrasing information clearly. The tool is easy to use, but the site doesn't offer many extra materials to teach kids about design principles, and they don't get much feedback to help them create stronger, more effective graphics.
Kids get a chance to visualize data in different ways, which can help them identify patterns.
Violence & Scariness
References are generally mild and appear in text on user-created informational items such as a chart on global murder rates.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The user infographics shown on the site are tame. One item about Facebook photo mishaps jokingly refers to "above-the-waist make out sessions," and another graphic outlines the most popular bra sizes sold.
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You can save and share text with swear words like s--t and d--n, but overall user infographics are pretty clean.
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Products & Purchases
A pro version that allows users to share creations privately is available for $180 a year or $18 a month, but the site is generally ad-free.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Although most user-created items feature by-the-book data, a few mention beer; one involves a joke, and another lists beer's cost in Europe.
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Parents Need to KnowParents need to know that Infogr.am is a website where kids can create their own infographics. The site doesn't require age verification; kids just need to submit a username, a password, and an email address to register. They also can connect to the site using Facebook or Twitter. However, aside from social media use, kids probably won't come into contact with other users. They'll have to bring their own info to the site, and then figure out a way to visually represent what they have.
Is It Any Good?
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.