The Onion

Website review by Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
The Onion Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 13+

Mock news articles meant for a mature audience.

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

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.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Community Reviews

age 18+

To satire for kids

"the onion" is a good news source.. for horrible content. The articles are very satire and negative. It has a ton of "death celebration" etc. It is extremely inappropriate for kids of any age even teen. And really don't let tweens see this site

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Website Details

  • Genre: Fan Sites
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: March 23, 2017

Our Editors Recommend

  • DOGO News Poster Image

    DOGO News

    Interactive, kid-friendly news source gives kids the scoop.

    age 9+
  • Newsreaders Poster Image

    Newsreaders

    TV newsmag spoof is often hilarious; OK for older teens.

    age 15+
  • News-O-Matic: Reading for Kids Poster Image

    News-O-Matic: Reading for Kids

    Fun, interactive way for kids to learn about current events.

    age 7+

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate