Teacher Review for HuffPost Teen

Inappropriate Content Mixed in with Articles

Miriam K.
Media specialist/librarian
Cornell Elementary School
Coraopolis, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Teacher-led lessons
How I Use It
I was hoping to have my 7th grade students use this site to add to their Friday Current Events assignments. I am really glad that I looked over the site before I had the kids use it. There was cussing, and inappropriate content for a teen site all over the place. One of the "articles" under the Politics heading was "11Things That Instantly Make A Man Hot". There were a ton of "articles" on the site that looked like sponsored content and not real articles and it was just a website that I would not have the kids look around on. I think there may be some good articles written "by teens, for teens" but with all of the other junk clouding the page it was hard to find.
My Take
I would have to look long and hard on this page to find something that I would like my kids to use. If I was going to use this site with the kids I think that I would like to find an article written by a teen that I could give the kids to read and we could use as an example of students getting published.