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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this Web site from media giant Alloy mainly focuses on entertainment and fashion/beauty. There's not much here that's "deep" or educational, and the site is pretty commercial -- there are lots of ads and links to Alloy's store and other media properties. However, the videos are age-appropriate, and there's no registration or social networking features.
What's it about?
A new offering from Alloy -- the entertainment company behind teen-targeted hits like Gossip Girl and The Clique -- TEEN.COM TV serves up a slew of short videos about movies, TV shows, music, style, and more. In addition to interviews with celebs, the site has a DIY fashion feature called Craft Club, and several original Web series are in the works. Though most of the content caters to stereotypical tween and teen girl tastes, there's a skateboarding section that may reel in guys.
Is it any good?
Though ad-heavy, Teen.com TV is a fun, safe spot for tweens and teens to get entertainment news and behind-the-scenes access to their favorite celebs. Some of its stars may not be the best role models (Spencer Pratt, anyone?), but the site steers clear of the drama and scandal that make many gossip sites off-limits for younger fans. A clean, user-friendly design adds to its straightforward appeal.
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