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TeenVogue

Safe for the fashion-forward teen; some ads.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Because of its fashion focus, the site definitely promotes shopping and consumerism.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
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Language
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Consumerism

Ads for teen-targeted products like make-up and skin care products aren't in your face all the time. There are plenty of promos for the print magazine.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the online home of Teen Vogue magazine is an appealing -- and safe -- destination for teens with an interest in fashion and style. Advertising is predictably targeted toward the teen girl, but with the exception of the occasional pop-up, it's well integrated into the overall layout. Chat forums aren't moderated and rely on members to keep the community "vibrant and on track"; this seems to be working pretty well -- most users stick to the topics and use clean language.

What's it about?

With its slightly more glamorous approach to fashion compared to other teen magazines (CosmoGirl.com, Seventeen.com),Teen Vogue's online counterpart, TEENVOGUE.COM, offers much for the girl who has more than just a superficial interest in looking stylish. The site helps teens put a more youthful spin on the latest looks from Fashion Week, and its "Industry Insider" coverage takes them behind the scenes to learn more about designers du jour, careers in fashion, and models of the moment.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

The best thing about Teen Vogue's fashion spreads is that they don't usually feature anything you wouldn't want your teen to wear -- the worst is that they feature some higher-end items that would probably be a splurge for you, let alone your fashion-fickle daughter. That said, interspersed with the $200 and $300 items, teens will find things they'll see at some of their more wallet-friendly fashion haunts, like H&M and Urban Outfitters.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how the media and/or celebrity culture affect the way we think about our bodies. Do they add to the pressure to be thin? Also, are we more likely to buy the things that we see celebrities wearing? Is it necessary to spend a lot of money to have a great wardrobe and a good sense of style?

Website details

Genre:Fashion/Beauty
Pricing structure:Free

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Parent of a 12 year old Written bytealsweety July 16, 2009
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Great messages
Parent Written byrylie_5491 July 24, 2012

Great magazine!!!

This is a great magazine for fashion forward tweens! My daughter loves it and it is very appropriate for her age. (12) I've flipped through some issues and the outfits are both cute and appropriate! There is a fair amount of advertising but they are appropriate as well. My daughter loves reading them and it encourages her to create some of her own outfits!
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much consumerism
Teen, 13 years old Written bykookgirl April 9, 2008

Have to check out this........

This website is assume for girls my age! I loved it!!!!!! Girls that want to be in style have to check this site out. Yeah like most things that are in style it is pricey. But, then again what isn't. But, this site has my hot vote really!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!