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By Karen Wirsing, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Less pop culture, more sexy stuff in chatrooms and profiles.

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age 16+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 17+

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Too much sex
age 18+

Ex teenspot user

I used teenspot to help me face being gay. I totally agree with past users that there were plenty of nasty and vile individuals. But this is the internet... dont open your heart or peraonal information to anyone. The options were there to have a provate profile and set restrictions just like facebook. There was an option to report innapropriate behaviour. And you were not forced to put sexuality or your marital status in. I think everyone paints this site in auch a harsh light. Ita just like facebook is now. All teens used it and most didnt bother with the security optiona goven to them and talked to strangers and gave their details away. I met my boyfriend of now 3 years off the site. I moved down to where he lives and am extremely happy so all in all. If you are clied up with safety you would have had a reasonably pleasent experience.

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Rather than focusing on informative media coverage, TeenSpot has become an online dating space for teens. If monitored and used appropriately it covers an array of information about pop culture; unfortunately, social networking overrides what could have been. Users are more interested in flirting and sending sexy messages than discussing the best games and top movie choices of the week. The primary focus and interest on the site are which users are "hot or not," along with which users are the "most popular." Topics such as this can lead to emotional and psychological destruction and opens the door for cyberbullying. TeenSpot is a good idea in essence, but fails to provide a safe and positive place where teens can express themselves.

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