Teen.com TV

Common Sense Media says

Entertainment video network is safe, fluffy fun.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Celebrity coverage keeps the focus on entertainment, not personal drama.

Violence
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Sex
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Language

"Hell" appears once (as in "a hell of a year"), but otherwise, the language is very mild.

Consumerism

Lots of ads, prominent link to Alloy store.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

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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?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how the media covers entertainment news. What's the difference between Teen.com TV and sites like TMZ or PerezHilton? Why do you think so many people like to read negative gossip about celebrities? What kind of information about stars' private lives should be off-limits?

Website details

Genre:Video Sites
Pricing structure:Free

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  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Parent of a 17 year old Written byadhi March 21, 2011
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Kid, 11 years old April 25, 2014
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teen pick

a great site for teens...
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Teen, 13 years old Written bymani boo December 18, 2010
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i love it it is cool to see what the clebs r up 2.!
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