Parents' Guide to

The Trevor Project

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Solid source for mental health, gender identity for youths.

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age 5+

Wonderful Website!

I'm not sure why it's listed as 13+. It's one of the best LGBTQ+ websites out there. It gives advice and helps you through things and understanding. My daughter is trans and I'm happy she found this website. She's only 9 years old as well.

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This informational site offers numerous resources LGBTQ+ youth may find helpful. The content on The Trevor Project ranges from written materials on topics like asexuality and self-injury -- which feature responses to FAQ questions such as ""Why do people self-harm?" -- to contact-based services kids can access to connect to a counselor to talk, text, or IM about their concerns. Site visitors who are over 18 can also apply for volunteer opportunities, and information about educational programs for educators and youth service professionals is also available.

The ability to make personal contact is definitely the site's most dynamic element. Aside from that, most of the content involves reading -- and some items, such as the sections on sexual health and homelessness, contain lists that direct you to external resources, not original content. There aren't a ton of visual aspects or interactivity to wow kids on the site, or an endless amount of information to read. (They can probably get through all the written materials in a day.) But the site links to a separate social networking site run by the organization that offers less static content, and the resources that are available on The Trevor Project are well-written and contain truly helpful information. Even if kids won't find a ton of bells and whistles, that alone makes The Trevor Project site a worthwhile stopping point for LGBTQ+ and other teens.

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