Parents' Guide to

You Are Here

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Interactive FTC site makes it cool to be a savvy consumer.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

My Family Loves It

My Child loves it so much she is 11 and she is showing it to her younger sisters very good for them it teaches about ads and being safe online

This title has:

Great messages
age 7+
I think it is awesome exciting

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (18 ):

Designed by the Federal Trade Commission to teach kids to be smarter consumers, YOU ARE HERE features a virtual mall where kids can play games and learn basic business concepts from store owners and shoppers. Each mall section is based on a different topic -- product promotion, business competition, security, and false advertising. Animated characters offer easy-to-understand instructions for the site's games and activities, which are well-designed and fun to play. Kids can learn the rationale behind product pricing by selecting the correct price point for various candy treats. Another game teaches kids about marketing by having them match a cell phone with the person it's designed for. The subject matter may not be something that initially would peak kids' interest, but the site’s activities -- which range from asking characters to explain things to a short film illustrating the history of business competition -- should keep kids engaged. Another plus: Navigating around the site is easy, thanks to a clickable mall map.

Online interaction: Kids can't interact with each other on the site.

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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