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The parents' guide to what's in this website.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this site is run by Hachette Book Group, the publishers of the Twilight series. Because of this, be aware that there is a slew of promotion for the vampire franchise on the site, from the books to gift sets and companion readers. The site also features a social networking forum, very similar to sites like Facebook. Although there are strict guidelines for mannerly behavior, users who aren't old enough to join other social media, shouldn't become members of this site either.
Is it any good?
Get as close to Edward and Bella as you can without visiting Forks, by stopping by the novel's official site. Here you can get the chance to communicate with authors and post your own fan fiction or just debate the finer points of the vampire love story. Created by the publishers of the Twilight saga, this site is the go-to destination for new products and author updates. But what Cullen fans will really enjoy is finding their own coven to chat with, as there are ample groups ripe for interaction, each focused on one of a nearly infinite number of Twilight niches.
Online interaction: This site is basically Facebook for Twilight fans. After creating a profile, members can make friends with other members, post pictures, videos and discussions. There are also groups to join, such as Team Bella or Team Jacob, which allow like-minded fans to discuss specific topics together.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about safe social networking habits. What information is OK to share with your online friends and what information is off-limits? What are some warning signs that someone you friended online is getting too personal?
Can you think of creative ways the Twilight franchise has been marketed? Is creating a social media site an effective way to market the brand to fans?
Families can also use kids' obsession with Twilight and New Moon as a starting point for discussing important relationship issues.
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