It's My Life

Website review by
Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media
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Solid tween advice site talks about everything.
Popular with kids

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 29 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Educational Value

Kids can learn how to navigate the ups and downs of adolescence on this educational PBS site. It's My Life provides factual information on topics like nutrition, puberty, and money management, plus advice on common tween issues like feeling lonely, dealing with bullies, and fighting with parents. Kids will find a wide range of activities, including games, videos, quizzes, and places to ask questions and submit comments. It's My Life is a credible, compassionate guide to growing up.

Positive Messages

It's My Life encourages kids to be healthy and make responsible decisions.

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that topics on this wonderful advice and information site include alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and celebrity drug abuse as well as issues related to puberty and dating. There's a lot of helpful information and advice for tweens and teens about school, friends, family, emotions, and money. Every game teaches kids about something from saving money to handling a tough friend. There's no advertising on the site.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 3, 5, 9, 11, 12, and 13 year old Written byRitaJ10 November 16, 2009
Parent of a 11 and 15 year old Written bytaravh May 21, 2018

website not there any more

Seems that they've removed this page.
Kid, 10 years old April 3, 2014

Awesome

It's My Life is a fun-filled informational website. It talks about things like dreams, eating disorders, money management, and (not to) use drugs or smoke... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byMichaella M. September 8, 2013

good but could be better..

it is a good website but yet i think they could of added more to it..

What's it about?

IT'S MY LIFE is divided into clear categories that have articles on tween-related topics plus relevant games, suggestions for offline activities, videos, and information on where to get help. The \"Body\" section is mostly about puberty, eating disorders, and alcohol abuse. \"Emotions\" offers articles on dealing with death, depression, and anger. The \"Advice\" area features all kinds of questions, from dating to health. The \"Dating\" ones focus on kissing and flirting and crushes and go no further. Questions are answered by both teen mentors and qualified adult experts. If you click on the \"Celebs\" tab, you'll see brief interviews where celebrities reveal their thoughts about growing up and what they had to go through when they were kids. There are also videos where kids discuss all kinds of topics.

Is it any good?

Hosted by PBS, It's My Life is the place to go to get straight-up advice and information that tweens are looking for. Some of the games are a little preachy but others are super, such as challenging kids to get around school without being late for class. (Keep an eye out for bullies and avoid the spot where the guy just barfed.)

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about some of the topics raised on the site. Do you want a boyfriend or girlfriend? Why or why not?

  • What would you do if you had a million dollars? What was your most embarrassing moment at school? If you could be any other age, what would it be?

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