MeetMeAtTheCorner.org

Website review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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YouTube alternative helps kids make and view quality videos.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 1 review

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Educational Value

By watching the posted videos and exploring their related links and activities, kids can learn all sorts of interesting facts about cities, farms, careers, and school-related subjects on MeetMeAtTheCorner.org. Kids can practice asking questions of their video's subjects and producing content that will be presented to others. Kids can learn the process of submitting work by using technology and having it approved (or not), and then seeing it improved upon by the site's management, who add appropriate links and other related materials. An excellent site for kids to share information and experience with others and learn from other kids, too.

Positive Messages

Kids are encouraged to make their own videos, as well as watch others' videos. This helps kids relate to other kids in different places through sharing their life experiences.

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism

Banner ads. A tab called MMAT Children's Store sells many products related to the videos in association with Amazon.com. Many of the site's contents are sponsored by a business or organization, and some videos include ads for books with related topics.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that MeetMeAtTheCorner.org is an educational video-sharing site, created by a teacher and children's book author. Kids can watch interesting videos created by other kids about an eclectic collection of subjects -- from falconry at the U.S. Air Force Academy to the history of pizza. Kids can upload their own short videos, learn the editing process, and discover related sources of information. Site staff approves and edits each video and adds educational links and activities.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMaestraGerardy October 26, 2016

It's gone!

This website no longer exists. The link directs you to a dead page.
Kid, 11 years old March 2, 2013

A review

Good site for, let's say, school vids. Good for teachers, but really boring.

What's it about?

In order to submit videos to MEETMEATTHECORNER.ORG, kids need a user name, password, and parental review and permission. To view videos, kids need no such registration. The subjects featured on this site are as unique and varied as the young directors themselves. There are also notices of upcoming video topics, video archives, and a store (to buy related material). Kids can vote on the videos they watch, and go to related websites, book suggestions, and more.

Is it any good?

MEETMEATHECORNER.ORG offers kids a unique opportunity to learn video production skills like interviewing, creative storytelling, and public speaking. Moreover, it allows kids to explore their own backgrounds and discover what other kids' lives are like. Most of the videos on the site are good quality, informative, and short enough to keep kids' attention. The extra links and contests are often fun -- though some parents may find the multitude of product tie-ins a bit much.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about topics your child can videotape and submit to the site. Do they know anyone famous or someone with an interesting job who they could interview? Is there something unique in your town that kids across the country and around the world might like to know about?

  • What are some important rules about Internet safety for kids to remember when making a video, even on this site (such as not using your full name or name of your school)?

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