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YR Media: Teen News Site Offers Articles, Podcasts, Videos and More on Edgy Topics

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YR Media

Dynamic site harnesses creative young talent to speak truth to power

Pros: Great, modern content that tackles relevant topics in an authentic voice.

Cons: Some topics tend more toward people in their twenties than teens, and the radio stream can contain explicit language.

Bottom Line: This fresh and socially aware website will draw students in with catchy -- often controversial -- topics, but keep them there with quality content.

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App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. 

By Common Sense Education

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