What It Is:
VH1 is one of the two major hubs in the Music and video/Entertainment world (the other being MTV). VH1.com is the official website for the channel.
What It Does:
VH1.com allows visitors to listen to music, watch videos, and catch up on the latest news in the music world. It also acts as a news service about celebrities and the latest Hollywood gossip.
Would My Child Want It?:
If your kids are into music or any type of reality show that’s on this channel, chances are they are going to end up on VH1.com
Where Can It Be Used?:
It’s primarily a website, but they also have apps for people who want breaking news or to listen to the latest single.
What Should I Watch Out For?:
- There is usually adult-themed content in the articles
- Sexually-fueled images connected to news/gossip stories
- Possibly inappropriate videos hosted in their video library.
What Are The Positives?:
If your kids are just on it to follow their favorite indie band then it makes sense for them to read articles and maybe listen to an interview
What Are The Negatives?:
- A lot of adult content.
- Sexualized images of celebrities and music artists, including album covers, ads, videos of artists performing, images of artists posing for magazine covers.
- Elevation of gossip and celebrity fluff to something to be emulated.
What We Think:
Unless your child has a specific reason to visit VH1.com, there’s not a whole lot on the site worth reading/consuming. This is one they can live without.