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The parents' guide to what's in this website.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this news site designed by hip-hop artist Pharrell Williams covers some mature topics, like teen pregnancy and crime, but not in a tabloid manner. The news is delivered in a format that's easy to read and doesn't put a lot of spin or attitude into the story. Basically, it's just the facts -- but the site's clear point of view is that kids shouldn't be protected from news. Celebs profiled in the entertainment section appear to be wholesome choices, rather than sensational, and there is a focus on getting teens to think about their future with career profiles and opportunities to contribute to the site.
Is it any good?
If you're too old to still be considered "a kid" but not old enough to be an adult, then KIDULT (get it?) is for you. The site is like a newspaper, entertainment magazine, and video site all rolled into one. Kids can get news, gossip, and music suggestions -- but parents will need to determine if this site is age-appropriate for their kids.
Talk to your kids about ...
Famiilies can talk about news sources and staying up to date on what's happening in the world. How has the internet changed the way people access news? Do you think it has made us better informed? Who decides what becomes news and what doesn't? Do you notice a difference in how difference sites report the same stories?
Talk about the harsh realities of some news, and what news stories are age-appropriate.
What does it mean to be a "kidult?" Is this the same thing as a teen? Do you sometimes feel confused about where you fit in, between childhood and adulthood?
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