Parents' Guide to

MTV Hive

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Mega music site with videos, news and more.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Great for kids 10 and up!!

I think its perfectly fine for kids. I mean its not ok to keep a hold of your child forever. If you are a parent, and won't let go a little, you need to learn how. They are not 'lil kids anymore. And to u awsome kids out there, tell ur parents this. This will tell them they are wrong for telling u NO!!
age 12+

MTV Shows Videos Again!

Great site---still some kinks to work out. Could be addictive for kids and adults alike, especially those like me that were early watchers of the original MTV (when all they did was play music videos). Definitely need to set time limits---not sure if there are filters for some of the more objectionable videos.

Is It Any Good?

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Music fans may find themselves spending some serious time on MTV HIVE, which features live performance clips, full-length music videos, music news, artist bios and more.

You can't find videos for every song under the sun on the site, which makes kids' viewing experience a little bit safer--and swear words in some of the songs have been removed. However, that's not to say this is a site for kids--they're more likely to stumble across gangster rap than Raffi, and there's plenty of sexual innuendo in songs like "I Invented Sex."

That said, you don't have to create a profile or log in to view things on the site, so kids can stay anonymous--and there's plenty to keep them interested. You may want to guide kids to some of the safer or censored tunes, but with a little supervision, MTV Hive could help them develop an interest in (or possible addiction to) music.

Website Details

  • Genre: Music
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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