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By Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Instant Internet pop culture. Not for kids.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

"A must-read book for every 8-year-old"

Wait, no. :-) This site teaches important internet lessons about internet hazards such as meatspin, goatse, tubgirl, and many others. It might also teach you how to laugh, and how to love (my sites particularly ;-). You could turn the rare viewing of inappropriate content into a teachable moment; I do that for my kids Mr Ross and Tony all the time. Until next time, Dr-L337 is... signing off. :-)
age 2+

From an avid YTMND user and author

As an avid YTMND user I would like to chime in on my thoughts. YTMND encourages creativity by allowing users to create sites. Because YTMND is 100% user created content like youtube or wikipedia YTMND has contents of all maturity levels. The content on YTMND is no better or worse than any public forum with user created content like youtube. In fact much of the content on YTMND are just "mash-ups" or parodies of content from from youtube or the news. To understand the merits of user created content, I highly recommend looking at the YTMND's hall of fame. And as always the best way to know what your kids are looking at on the internet is to browse with them.

Is It Any Good?

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The problem with the site is obvious. Users create and submit all sorts of things, from Scientology exposés to bestiality. For example, one features a Photoshopped image of Harry Potter drinking a beer alongside Hermione and Ron (who are smoking weed) while "How Could This Happen to Me?" plays ("How could this happen to me/I've made my mistakes/Got nowhere to run"/etc.) The same tune is used for "Bambi's Suicide," a photo of a dead deer mangled on the highway. Another shows apparent news footage of a man in a spinning, burning wheelchair (as Dead or Alive cheerily sings, "You spin me right round, baby, right round...").

To be fair, you have to put in your 18-and-over birthdate to see the "NSFW" (Not Safe for Work) sites, but that's all that stands between your young kids and a cartoon of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine in which the Genie makes an obscene suggestion over and over and ... well, you get the idea.

Website Details

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

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