A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Kids can learn skills for developing healthy relationships in the digital age. That's Not Cool tackles common teen dating issues, like a partner who pressures you to send racy photos or demands that you share social media passwords. The site stresses the importance of respecting others, setting boundaries, and communicating clearly. With clever and creative content, That's Not Cool helps teens learn to identify unhealthy behavior and develop strategies to deal with it.
The site gives kids an excellent vocabulary for discussing boundary issues.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
The site discusses the problems associated with sharing sexual or revealing photos.
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No bad language on the site, but comments link to users' YouTube profiles, where anything goes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this ad-free site helps teens recognize when digital dating behavior becomes dangerous or abusive (stalking, violating privacy, pressure to send nude pictures) and how to deal with it. That's Not Cool's content is right on target, but there are a few iffy comments that link to users' YouTube profiles, where anything goes.
Is It Any Good?
With digital violations on the rise -- from nude photos leaked to blogs to a murder sparked by a "single" Facebook status -- That's Not Cool is a much-needed resource for teens and for parents who could use a little help understanding this very 21st-century issue. The videos are cool, clever, and interactive; teens see a scenario from the perspective of both partners and choose the best way to deal with the situation. The guidelines for recognizing abuse are right on target, and the additional resources included are reliable.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.