iTwixie

Common Sense Media says

Safe social site appeals to girls' depth and intelligence.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

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

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Currently, there are no ads or sponsors.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Profiles can only be viewed by registered members. Girls can post comments on other users' profiles, but that function can be disabled.

A parent must activate a girl's account via email. (Of course, as with most sites, there's nothing that prevents a girl from entering her own email address.) The site also has some content specifically aimed at parents.

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.

Parents say

Kids say

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk 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

Genre:Social Networking
Pricing structure:Free

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  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
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  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Parent of a 6 and 10 year old Written byjennimd May 23, 2010
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2
QUALITY
 

great for 1 year olds

i love it
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Educational value
Great messages
Kid, 10 years old June 2, 2010
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

FINE

MAKE IT BETTER PEOPLE CAN GET IN TO PEOPLES ACOUNTS
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Adult Written byTheMelMonster April 9, 2010
AGE
9
QUALITY
 

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 personalize the site with your favorite background. This site reminds girls that true girl power is about being yourself. I wish there were more sites like this out there!
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