Parents' Guide to

Miss O and Friends

By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Packed girls social/publish site overwhelmed by ads, videos.

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 7+

Miss O!

This is an amazing site! Now a lot of things has changed for this site. it is no longer needed to pay for an updated account. kids 7 and up use this site where you can use the girl to girl wall for advice, and to talk about favorite things.
age 9+

Coolest social site for girls online, 100% safe!

It's a great site for girls to play on. It's 100% safe, so I never have to worry when my daughter is on the site. The "Wall" is a "facebook-like" place for girls to write on but the best part is that their posts are screened by human eyes prior to posting. The girls can go to "About Me" and make friends, show their emotions thru emoticons, share their likes (all with drop down menus). It's pretty cool. I highly recommend any girl between the ages of 8-14 to check it out

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (19 ):

MISS O AND FRIENDS screams Teen Beat, online version. The presentation and site navigation will entertain and engage finicky tweens, perhaps precisely because the presentation is so busy and scattered. The site's voice and tone are welcoming and hip without being snobby or clubby, all the way from headlines down to user instructions. Stuff available to anyone who logs in (Level 1) includes tons of OK games, polls, and quizzes, a huge archive of submissions from years past, and a pause-able feed with Selena Gomez, The Wanted, and One Direction videos -- some of which show kissing, dance club scenes, pictures of Playboy bunnies, and adult-level magazine covers -- along with some occasional how-to clips about cutting open fruits and vegetables.

Miss O Club (Level 2) includes the ability to win prizes, write in a "secret" diary, submit a story for the next Miss O book, upload anonymous profile photos, and write and comment for the Scoop newsletter; Kids Counsel and internship opportunities; and tons more. The site's tag line, "By girls, for girls," masks how carefully submissions are screened and moderated. Although the site is weighed down with music videos, ads, and always-below-the-fold content, the overall experience of Miss O is positive, healthy, fun, and entertaining with a little educational and empowerment thrown in for good measure.

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