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By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Design hip virtual flyers with reasonably easy-to-use site.

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

All my hard work and project.....gone.

Okay so first of all I was loving Smore so much! But who likes losing work they spent TIME ON??? So now I just think of it as the website that made me cry. I worked on my Refugee project and I worked so hard and took so much time on it. When I clicked save on Smore, it did not save. So I think that button should really say DELETE. I think the age rating should be 18 and up because you need to be mature enough to deal with the loss of your time and effort and hold in your waterfall of tears. Obviously, I am not eighteen, yet thirteen I wish I just stuck to Google Presentations and left it at that. I will have to share with my teacher why my project is incomplete! Embarrassment and disappointment. Though it was not my own fault, I still feel ashamed for using this website no offense. Other 12-year-olds out there, please. Do not lose your work! I now have to start all over again and will be up for another 2 hours. Thanks Smore so much. #nosleep

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According to Smore, more than 30,000 users access the promotional flyer-creation site daily. Most seem to be logging on to make flyers and newsletters for the products and services they offer. Flyers can be printed out and distributed, emailed, and shared on certain sites. Smore makes document design, creation, and distribution simple; its tool guides you through the process, and you can add some nifty extras, like videos and audio. Graphic and font options are modern and charming, which works well for kid-created flyers. However, without a paid subscription, flyers will contain Smore's logo, which can be a drawback for some users. Parents also may have concerns about kids' ability to connect with other users on the site. To comment on other flyers, kids need to first log in to their Yahoo, Facebook, AOL, or Hotmail account, which means other users can easily learn more about their identity and potentially contact them. Parents can alter kids' profile settings to make their flyers private; this will remove the analytics option and prevent kids from seeing which promotional efforts resonate best with viewers -- but it should make their experience safer.

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