New Moon is one of the very few magazines 8- to 12-year-old girls can read without advertising. It’s a bi-monthy magazine and it also has a safe online component. Girls can chat with each other, build thier own virtual rooms, create their own avatar and upload a photo of their pet, and discuss hot topics like going green and favorite charities and play games.
This is create-your-own-media media. The content is submitted by girls for girls. Girls can send in and upload their own art, video, writing and photography. This is wonderful because it helps girls realize they don’t have to be passive consumers of media, but can be active participants in creating media for themselves and an audience of like-minded people.
The price is do-able at only $29.99 for an annual subscription to both the magazine and the website.
Here’s the thing: if New Moon doesn’t get some more subscribers ASAP they are going under. They need 250 more subscribers a month by the end of the year to survive.
It would be an awful world to live in if Abercrombie and with the sexualized t-shirts, the trashy Kardashians made it through the recession and an honest-to-goodness positive influence like New Moon vanished.
I bought an annual subscription for an early Christmas present for Ainsley. She’s super-thrilled with the online component. It’s become her new fav. spot on the web already. Older than Webkins, but still appropriate.
The website is great because I have access as a parent, there are no inappropriate ads and its well monitored by Nancy Gruver and her staff.
Order New Moon for your daughter, order it for your niece or grand-daughter as a Christmas Gift, donate a subscription to your local library or church group, or just make a charitable donation to the company so girls will have access to positive media. Order New Moon Now.
Full Disclosure: I am an affiliate of New Moon because I really do believe healthy, positive media is a must for any Girl Revolution.
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