NewsForKids.net

Website review by Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Concise news source keeps kids informed on current events.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

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age 14+

Inappropriate articles

A recent story was "Naked Bike Ride in Germany" and I don't think that is at all appropriate for kids. There is no reason for an event like that to be brought to their attention. None at all. All it does would spur them to google images of the event. Quite disappointing.
age 10+

Missing publisher, authors, or contact information is suspicious!

While a first look at NewsForKids seems to present a nice selection of news stories for kids, I went looking for information about the authors, the publisher group, anything to identify WHO is selecting and writing these stores, and what their bias is. Nothing that I can find! No bios, no Contact Us, no mission statement or taking responsibility for the content in any way. In this era of news literacy, I always teach my kids to first look to see who is writing it, and what their agenda is, before trusting an online source. I won't be using this source without that background information.

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