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Parents' Guide to

The Onion

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Mock news articles meant for a mature audience.

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

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

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (2 ):

Readers will enjoy scrolling through this humorous website's treasure trove of humorous articles, although its meant for a mature audience. With headlines that mock public figures, suggest mutant creatures are living in theme park rides, and poke fun at common behaviors, there's plenty to draw them in and keep them coming back for more in the future. The site doesn't post violent photos, or anything sexual that's not for laughs; that said, parents may still not be comfortable with kids seeing all of its content -- whether it's in jest or not -- particularly if their children are young.

Supervising the content kids click on wouldn't be a bad idea; parents won't have to worry, though, that unescorted kids will end up on YouTube or another site with free-for-all content because The Onion's videos are hosted on its site and aren't linked to an exterior page. In addition, The Onion's site doesn't offer chat capabilities or the chance to create a profile and post comments, removing the risk kids will talk to people they don't know.

Website Details

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

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