Parents' Guide to

Yahoo! Answers

By Conny Coon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Unfiltered, unfettered answers require a huge grain of salt.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 18+



This title has:

Too much sex
age 3+
It does what it says it does! So parents:please don't give it anything above 12 years!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14):
Kids say (43):

Yahoo! Answers certainly doesn't have all the answers, but it's a decent place to start if you're an adult looking for practical information such as how to wash jeans without shrinking them … or tricks to making meringue. Ask virtually anything, and there's an answer for it. But those few who choose to ask or answer dubious questions about sex, drugs, or violent behaviors turn this site into a not-so-safe place for kids. Just like the worldwide Web itself, there's some useful information to discover, but there's also a lot of questionable fare to wade through.

Online interaction: Sometimes the answers are misguided, angry diatribes posted by people who just want to stir up trouble. Certain categories have more of this type of commentary than others.

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