A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Spillit wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.
Some users are nice and compliment each other, but there are plenty of mean comments about appearance and personality -- for example, "you're f--king ugly and annoying."
Violence & Scariness
The site blocks the word "kill" but not "murder" or "gun," so there's the potential for posting violent content.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some users post graphic sexual comments like "give me some head" and worse.
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The site posts a warning when you start typing in profanity, but users get around this with alternate spellings of common curse words.
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Products & Purchases
There are ads on every page.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The site doesn't seem to block content associated with drinking or drugs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there's a lot of mean-spirited behavior on this site, and cyberbullying is definitely a risk. You choose a question for your profile, and users are supposed to give their "honest" opinions, which are frequently cruel, inappropriately sexual, or both. You can change your filter settings so people can't post anonymously on your profile, but that only means that comments will be attributed to usernames, which aren't always tied to real-life identities. The site forbids content that's "pornographic, obscene, threatening, harassing, libelous, hate-oriented, racist, illegal, or contains nudity" -- but there's definitely some unsavory stuff that slips through the cracks.
Is It Any Good?
If you come to Spillit wanting to know how others truly perceive you, you may get compliments or you may get a barrage of hateful comments from so-called friends or random anonymous users who enjoy tearing people down. Much like Formspring and Facebook's now-defunct Bathroom Wall, Spillit's cloak of anonymity can bring out the worst in people. Teens may be tempted to test the waters to see what others think of them, but it's really not worth it.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.