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iTwixie

Website review by
Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media
iTwixie Website Poster Image
Safe social site appeals to girls' depth and intelligence.
Popular with kidsParents recommend

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 13 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The site celebrates friendship, character, and creativity, shifting the focus off of fashion and beauty.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Currently, there are no ads or sponsors.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this safe, friendly social site encourages tweens to feel good about themselves -- not for being pretty, but for being smart, dedicated, and kind. There are lots of opportunities for girls to learn new things and express themselves creatively. All user-generated content is screened before it's published.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 6 and 10 year old Written byjennimd May 23, 2010
Adult Written byTheMelMonster April 9, 2010

Powerfully positive for tween girls

iTwixie is full of positive messages for girls from encouraging an active lifestyle to being creative. There are cool features too like the ability to personal... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old June 2, 2010

FINE

MAKE IT BETTER PEOPLE CAN GET IN TO PEOPLES ACOUNTS
Kid, 10 years old September 4, 2010

Zip code?

I like this website, but why do they need my zip code? That's to privet. I'm not signing up.

Is it any good?

The true spirit of "girl power" is alive and kicking on iTwixie, a cheerfully designed site that lets tweens get a taste of social networking in a safe, positive space. The site offers appealing activities -- like exchanging friendship bracelets with other iTwixie girls -- as well as a well-rounded range of posts about  nature, sports, puzzles, and more. Members are super friendly and make creative contributions to the site -- including poetry, narrative videos, and recipes. Unlike many tween-targeted sites, iTwixie treats girls as smart, capable young people -- not fashion-crazed consumers. 

Online interaction: Users can create a profile, make friends, and post comments. All content is either pre-scripted or reviewed before it's published. Interactions are friendly and positive.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the site's pledge that includes guidelines about safety and behavior on social sites. If someone says something that you don't agree with, how would you express your opinion in a respectful way?

  • Families can talk about creating and posting videos online. What sites are safe for posting videos, and what kind of videos are OK to upload?

Website details

For kids who love hanging out online

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