Parents' Guide to


By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Internet, with pros and cons, filtered by your interests.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

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age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+
age 17+

Waste of Time

Don't bother

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Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

StumbleUpon doesn't create its own content, so the quality of what you see is only as good as the sites it brings you. Most sites seem to be popular, highly trafficked stops, geared toward adults rather than kids and featuring lots of empty, superficial material, but there's also some enriching, inspiring, or useful content. The more you use StumbleUpon, and the more feedback you provide, the better its filters get in delivering content that fits you. For that, StumbleUpon is pretty cool, and it can be a great time-saver, searching the Web for things you'll actually like. But there's a downside: With pre-set filters, it's easy to miss something truly enlightening that falls outside your defined interests. Also, an important part of learning is using your own filters to wade through information until you find exactly what you're looking for. StumbleUpon is a great way to find Internet content that interests you, but there are no guarantees on the quality of what it shows you.

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