KidSpirit Online (www.kidspiritonline.com), the magazine and social networking site for 11- to 16-year-olds, is pleased to have received another award this month. The website has been given the Parents’ Choice Approved Award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children’s media.
Fewer than 20% of the products submitted to the Parents’ Choice Awards program receive any level of commendation. KidSpirit’s online magazine and social networking site wins the award in the Website category. Reviewer Laura Fries writes of KidSpirit: "Let's face it: Most teens find it easier to talk though technology these days, and while nothing makes up for personal connections, parents can feel better about this artistic exchange of ideas and safe platform for communication. In addition to the social elements, KidSpirit provides easy access to reliable links from reputable groups across the country, as well as an outlet to share ideas for journals, crafts and pent-up creativity."
KidSpirit is a non-profit magazine and Web forum that gives young teens a safe and inclusive outlet to dialogue about big life questions. In the first five months of 2012 alone, KidSpirit received a Wilbur Award for its print edition, the Best of KidSpirit Online, Volume 1; was named a finalist for two categories in the Association of Educational Publishers’ Distinguished Achievement Awards; and has won the Parents’ Choice Approval Award.
KidSpirit completes its fifth year in 2012, and is a unique resource for parents, teachers, and youth workers eager to encourage teen dialogue about life’s big questions in an open and unaffiliated forum. To find out more about the magazine and how to get students involved, go to www.kidspiritonline.com.