Parents' Guide to

By Ellen Dendy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 14+

Search Anything with Caution

Wikipedia is a good place to search things. Contributing on Wikipedia without an account exposes your IP address. Posting pictures on Wikipedia through Wikimedia foundation exposes your photos location taken. You can search any subject so keep children supervised.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 7+

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  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
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  • Data are not collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
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  • Data profiles are not created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (21 ):
Kids say (92 ):

The most important thing to know about this collaborative encyclopedia is that anyone with an Internet connection can edit entries, and while the site does have rigorous guidelines and a system to catch and eliminate bad content, they just can't keep up with the millions of constantly changing entries. (Malicious content is removed as quickly as possible and hard-hit entries are locked down from further editing.) And you can guarantee that your curious kid will find all the detailed entries you wished he hadn't (pornography, explicit song lyrics, long-winded definitions of dirty words). The carefully researched, comprehensive entries do exist, but a disclaimer states that stuff may be wrong and to use the site as just one of many reference tools. You might also want to check out the discussion areas before your kid freely posts or gets any messages.

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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