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By Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Educational teen site lacks sophistication.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Help with my 12 yr. old, who acts like she's 16.

Heard great things, from another source. Just signed up today, so not sure yet.

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Run by the Women in Science & Engineering Program at the University of Michigan, SMARTGIRL is a mix of educational info that encourages girls to get involved in the sciences and more typical teen fare, such as horoscopes and relationship advice. There's a lot of content on the site, but it's not organized -- or designed -- in a way that's very appealing. Graphics are minimal and there aren't any multimedia features, except for some games hosted on outside sites. SmartGirl clearly means well, but it may be too basic for tweens and teens who are used to more sophisticated experiences online.

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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