A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this website.
What parents need to know
Is it any good?
Run by webmasters Jamie and Melissa, PopAwesome has the vibe of an amateur fan blog, rather than a polished entertainment site. There’s not much here that gossip hounds can’t get somewhere else in a slicker package with more interactivity. On the other hand, some young teens might enjoy the DIY feel and unusual interview questions. (Did you know that Brooke Hogan’s best recipe is baked chicken?) Most of the music coverage focuses on tween faves like Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato -- an odd juxtaposition with the more “mature” music videos featured on the home page from artists like 50 Cent.
Online interaction: Users can post comments -- text only -- and most are positive and clean. However, there's no policy on comments and some contain profanity or negativity.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about Internet safety and why it's important to exercise caution when submitting your email address to a Web site. Parents can warn their kids about unwanted spam and sites that share email addresses with third parties. How can you find out what a site does with the addresses it collects?
Families can talk about the music videos featured on this site. Do you pay attention to a song's lyrics and message? Why or why not? Check out our advice on racy music to get the discussion started.