wikiHow

Website review by Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Ample expert, user content involves some iffy topics.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 13+

It's good but not reliable

There are articles like on "how to get your parents to let move out", it's garbage. But how to get a boy to like you was OK. But then there are truly sexual articles. 13+ with supervision until they are 18 please!

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Too much sex
age 2+

wikiHow is Reliable: An Overview of its Quality Control

wikiHow is reliable. You might think, anyone can edit it, right? Yes, that is true. However, every single edit is reviewed by several people and edits can be reverted with the click of a button. So, have you ever seen any vandalism on a page? Probably not. Every edit goes through a process called "RC Patrol," and edits are reviewed and vandalism is reverted within minutes. Another good thing is that articles also go through a strict review. Boosters, or users who have been in the community for over 1 year, passing a range of tests, and being familiar with all wikiHow's policy, have the ability to index articles. New articles are hidden from search results.

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