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 12 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 12 reviews

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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.
age 18+

Taught my school incorrect baking recipe.

Taught my schools how to bake cookies. Turns out it poisoned 2 of them. Would not recommend. The article is since taken down but people still are cruel. Banned in the school now.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Website Details

Our Editors Recommend

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    Collaborative reference: Research with caution.

    age 13+
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    Excellent tool for kids with nuts-and-bolts questions.

    age 12+
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    DIY site encourages kids to tinker, create, invent, think.

    age 14+

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