The Hunger Games Trilogy Fansite

 
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Superfans the only saving grace amidst pesky promotions.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Multiple community forums encourage wide-ranging expression. Fans are encouraged to address fine points of the plot. Controversial topics like peer pressure, voyeurism, and forced choice spur lively debate. Heavy-handed ads provide some questionable messages, but aren't the centerpiece of the site.

 

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language

Mostly tame, but message threads can get personal because of sensitive book and movie themes, and fans' varying ages.

Consumerism

Product tie-ins, sweepstakes, and giveaways abound. Practically every click brings a new solicitation. Kids who can tune out this "noise" can drill down to the good stuff.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

A straightforward Privacy Policy explains options in plain language. Kids can follow opt-out links from it to limit profile info and keep ads at bay. Beware of site cookies that track clicking behavior, though. This info is served up to third parties who tailor ads to users.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY FANSITE is an unofficial website for superfans of the book series and movie about a twisted reality show where only one teen can survive. Precocious kids can take advantage of the site's community tools. They can weigh-in on forums, write fan fiction, or fill out short polls. User-generated content is mostly tame, but be forewarned that visitors may encounter iffy language. Site creators claim no responsibility for what's posted and provide only an email address for reporting problem behavior. Expect spin-off products and pesky ads to pepper the site. Also note that the site encourages users to join an internal social network, so kids who participate are likely to interact with people of different ages.

What's it about?

The Hunger Games Trilogy Fansite carries the latest announcements and paid plugs for the related books and movie. Offerings consist primarily of promotions, but there are a few solid outlets where fans can express themselves. They can take polls, create fan art, write fan fiction, read up on newsworthy announcements, and get the latest gossip about the actors. Despite being saturated with ads, rabid fans can find unique avenues for participation.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Tweens active on The Hunger Games Trilogy Fansite -- especially girls -- are abuzz with excitement surrounding the book series and movie, and the community on this site appears tight. Users can discuss topics ranging from the book's adaptation to thoughts on key characters. Authors can also submit sequel stories that put their own twist on existing material. As the "fansite" label suggests, users are the best part of the site. Unfortunately, a bombardment of promotions distracts from meaningful content. Links from fan art lead users down a rabbit hole of giveaways. Commercials for nail polish and character trading cards litter the "fun stuff" category. To boot, several pages load slowly or not at all.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why the creators of The Hunger Games Trilogy Fansite allow product promotions on the site. Discuss the line of nail polish that's being marketed in connection with the film, for example. Is it OK that it's there? Who is its target?

  • Encourage kids to comb through the fan fiction. Get their take on how different authors altered the original story. Ask them what spin-off story they might make.

Website details

Genre:Fan Sites
Pricing structure:Free

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Parent Written bykgirl1717 February 17, 2013
 
LEARNING

ok

i let my 12 yr old on the site its not that bad
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byBelmarmoives May 27, 2012
 
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BELMAR PRESENTS

wow best book series if you can get a copy for yor kids YOU R THE BEST PERINTS EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 5 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 April 29, 2012
 

lame

this is kinda girly

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