TeensHealth.org

Website review by
Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media
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Take as directed.
Popular with kids

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 13 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages
Violence
Sex

Site discusses topics like birth control, puberty, etc.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Site provides drug education.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this site -- developed by the highly respected Nemours Foundation and regularly reviewed by health care professionals -- offers a great service. Teens are unlikely to get any misinformation here. Plus, parents may want to take a look themselves to see what teens are talking and worrying about. There are no ads.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 7 and 12 year old Written bySublimeMom October 9, 2010
Kid, 10 years old August 29, 2011
Teen, 13 years old Written bybookluver17852 January 11, 2011

great site very educational

Very educational site, I found it very helpful. Keep in mind though that this is a site for TEENS meaning that some topics are somewhat mature

What's it about?

You know all those topics that every teen wonders about and whispers about but no one is brave enough to actually ask a health care professional? Articles about all those issues, and a lot more, are available here. Check out recent \"Hot Topics\" and you'll find articles about drugs, cutting, suicide, eating disorders, and even answers to questions like, \"Is my penis normal?\" and \"Am I still a virgin if I use a tampon?\" Besides sexual health, teens can also find basic information on diseases, safety, and emotional health. Fitness, and its role in good health, is covered as well. Learn about kickboxing, weight lifting, and many other kinds of sports. There are even teen-friendly quick recipes.

Is it any good?

The site's content is the stuff teens want to know. Each short but comprehensive article is written in clear language that is easy to understand. Doctors or other health care professionals review all of the articles for accuracy.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about finding a trustworthy site. How do you know where to go for accurate information? Why is it better to go to a reliable site than do a search and see what comes up? Families can also discuss some of the issues brought up on this site: depression, body image, and smoking.

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