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February 16, 2000

Teen Central.Net
http://www.teencentral.org/
GRADE LEVEL: 6-12
Written By: Hazel Jobe

CONTENT:
This is an excellent site for teens by teens. It was developed by experts in teen counseling and psychology and offers a safe, anonymous space for teens to work out their problems.

AESTHETICS:
The user-friendly design and snazzy graphics of this site are sure to appeal to any teen.

ORGANIZATION:
A navigation bar to the left of the homepage makes navigating from topic to topic easy. A search engine is provided to find topics specific to the user. A toolbox has direct links to browsers and plug-ins that the user may need.

REVIEW:
Teen Central.Net is a must-see site for teenagers! It allows teens to share their own stories, read stories by other teens, get feedback from trained professionals as well as other teens, and locate phone numbers for hotlines in their area. The site requires only a screen name and a password. Because no e-mail addresses or real names are used, anonymity is guaranteed. Educators and parents should recommend this site to the teenagers they know.

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