Anything goes on Reddit
Reddit is a bit like a microcosm of the Internet. There's both outstanding and very questionable content on there.
Reddit is made up by "subreddits", or subs, which are sub-forums akin to chat rooms with a specific topic. Some of the topics you can wander in include:
* A sub with short videos that show people dying
* Subs dedicated to white nationalism
* Subs dedicated to frank and admiring discussion of drugs
* Porn. Lots of it. A sub for every fetish out there.
But also, there's:
* A sub where you can ask historians anything, and is highly moderated to ensure quality
* A similar sub for science topics, with high quality contributions
* Subs for pretty much every academic topic, many of them also well-moderated - math, music, etc.
* A sub for every country, state, and city, many of them with lively discussion on local topics
* A lovely sub dedicated to uplifting messages and positivity
* Subs dedicated to beautiful pictures of kitties, or puppies, or landscapes
* Subs for asking and getting advice, and subs for supporting people in risk of self-harm
* A sub to get legal advice from lawyers, which has its own share of feel-good stories where people have gotten great help
And many more. Pretty much any topic you can think of will already have its own subreddit and subscribers. Anybody can create and moderate a sub (as long as they're the first one to "grab" it), which means that pretty much any topic is up for discussion.
It's a great site - but not one that young children should be dropped into. I am concerned about its use even by my own 15-year-old, as the frank discussions on drugs and crime (not to mention all the pornography) might be too much for his still-maturing brain to process healthily.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking