Tangle

Website review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Christian network offers forum for debate, news, and music.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages

The site sends a message that even those with differing Christian views can discuss them respectfully. Other positive messages include, “kindness, forgiveness, and community.

Violence
Sex

Depending upon your perception of Christian modesty, some of the videos may not meet the most strict criteria. The site guidelines say registered sex offenders may not register for a membership to Tangle, but it doesn't state how or if it checks on that.

Language
Consumerism

There's a hint of over-commercialism with ads for everything from Subaru cars to new music and many ministry partners peppered throughout the site.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that TANGLE, formerly GodTube, is a hip, Christian social networking site for people 13 and older that includes YouTube-style videos, Christian rock downloads, a prayer wall, various ministries, and social networking features. There's a lot of content here, and it seems like most users stay true to Christian norms when posting videos, messages, and photos.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bysmoothmoves97 January 21, 2010

AWESOME

I love Tangle. I am only allowed to go on YouTube to search certain things, and most Christian artists are on it. It is really cool and that just proves that yo... Continue reading
Adult Written bycbassett May 5, 2010

In my case, I'm being spammed by these people and they don't respond to my repeated requests for help

I and many others have received emails from Tangle/Godtube without subscribing, and have received no help (repeated, automated answers that do not address the p... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old February 14, 2012

So Random

this is for christians we dont need know about s x
Kid, 10 years old March 20, 2011
iffy for 2-4

Is it any good?

TANGLE does an inspired job creating a Christian online community for youth and young adults. From hip Christian rock downloads and videos, to YouTube-style videos, personal profiles, blogs, ministries, prayer walls and an online Bible, the options overflow. Tangle is not affiliated with any particular Christian denomination. Features such as the Top Praying Members list, seem to awkwardly place prayer in the category of an online contest or game. If you're looking for traditional Christian fare, this site may seem to contain too much hype, not enough focus on the religion's namesake.

Online interaction: Lots of opportunities to interact, including posting on numerous blogs of many Christian-related topics, and the site maintains civility in its interactions.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why teens may have a better experience getting involved on a social networking sites that start with a common interest for its users -- such as Tangle does for Christians -- rather than starting on the more free-for-all social networking sites like MySpace or Facebook. But also note that just because it's a Christian social networking site doesn't mean everyone on it has good intent.

  • Discuss some of the videos, songs, or other content that Tangle offers. Some topics are rather heavy for younger teens, such as Big Questions like "Does God exist?" or videos of Christians entangled in legal battles for their faith. If your teen's on Tangle, a parent should be, too.

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