Parents' Guide to

My Death Space

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Macabre, death-obsessed obituaries rehash gory details.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 18+

It probably has 50 swears on one page

they made a rule against profanity??? WHAT!!! Violence 5 Sex 5 Language 5 Off for anyone 0-Infinity

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Are you people high?

There are maybe two accurate reviews here of mydeathspace. You parents who are so horrified by the information on this site, don't be shocked when your kid offs himself or dies in some horrible way because you sheltered him from the hard facts about life and how fleeting it is when you make stupid choices. The archives are nothing more than news stories and/or obituaries. They are no more violent, sexual, drug or alcohol filled and contain no more bad language or ads than the evening news or the local paper that shows up on your doorstep every day. You can avoid the forums if you're not comfortable with them, and of course the site is not for little kids. It's just stupid to even review it in that way. But if you have a tween or a teen educate yourselves about what's going on out there. You may be surprised what your kids know that you've never even heard of.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (30 ):

This online obituary site lets readers read and comment on death news about people with online or celebrity identities. If anything, perhaps teens and young adults who visit this site can be warned about the fatal dangers of drug addiction, depression, domestic violence and other unhealthy lifestyles. Overall, this site promotes fascination with untimely death in ways that are more scary than supportive. In theory, there's a useful purpose for a site like this, similar to the obituaries in newspapers. In practice, however, most parents will not be comfortable with their children, teens or young adults spending much time on this site, which feels more like an obsession with death than a new way to record personal passings.

Online interaction: Any registered user can post comments and information about a death. The interactions are grim but not necessarily mean.

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