Parents' Guide to

TeenVogue

By Denise Duval, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Fashion-forward posts, ads, and some controversial content.

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Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 51 parent reviews

age 18+

Worst thing for our young girls

This magazine just promoted young girls aged 11-16 to consider sex work as a profession. That it's comparable to being a doctor. I'm not making this up. It even stated "If you support women’s rights, I urge you to support the global demand for sex work decriminalization, and fund evidence and rights-based intersectional programs aimed at sex workers and their clients." Teaching young girls how to have anal sex and encouraging them to sell their bodies. Absolutely disgusting and not for children or anyone!
age 18+

Promoting anal sex?!

Considering the recent article which explained and encouraged anal sex, graphically, the current rating for this magazine needs to change. Parents shouldn't have to worry that their young daughter will experience even more pressure to engage in painful and potentially harmful sexual acts.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (51 ):
Kids say (5 ):

While this digital version of the popular magazine provides a lot of teen-focused content, its venture into mature subject matter may worry plenty of parents. 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.

Clothing, however, isn't the only content featured on the site. Generally, the writing is clear and informal enough to be appealing, and the topics are, for the most part, things that directly relate to teens' lives. They'll see items on politics, mental health, and other serious topics -- which are generally handled in an informative, straightforward way -- and a number of posts that center on less intense topics, such as Starbucks obsessions, celebrity news, and cute boys. There are a few items, though, that deal with sexual acts and other subjects some parents may feel uncomfortable with; as a result, it might not be a bad idea to check in with your teen to see what she's checking out on the site.

Website Details

  • Genre: Fashion/Beauty
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: July 28, 2017

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