Wattpad is not just for teens

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Unexpected things began to happen. Before I start this review, I do want to say that I was a part of the Wattpad community years before I let my daughter start using it, so I know the website inside and out.

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An online storytelling platform, Wattpad is a website where users can self-publish their writing free of charge for the world to read — for better or for worse. I know what my daughter's into, what she loves to write or read about.

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Wattpad could also begin promoting quality writing by hosting contests with monetary or other rewards such as a deal with a publishing company. They are 14 and 12 and before they were into Wattpad, it was all about One Direction. For the teen writers who flock to Wattpad, the free, unfiltered platform is both a blessing and a curse. The community is so friendly and the environment is so healthy for my little girl. The spelling, grammar and poor plotting began to irk me and the need to read more riveting and thought-provoking literature took over. Wattpad has the potential to be a powerhouse in promoting strong teen voices. Of course, while the app provided me with entertainment, excitement and joy for a good year or so, my time as both reader and writer has ended. Wattpad exists in a purgatory between good writing and terrible writing. This was shocking; she had always been the opposite of me, hating English. Furthermore, money-grabbing publishing companies give them an even larger platform to spread their harmful messages to an even larger audience of impressionable teenagers, which worsens the problem. It gives her endless amounts of self-confidence, and I think that's what they need at this age before they start middle school. There are strict guidelines for any storing promoting self harm or rape, and they take those things very seriously. She had never read novels before, but after that you could not separate her from her iPod Touch with a pair of pliers. An online storytelling platform, Wattpad is a website where users can self-publish their writing free of charge for the world to read — for better or for worse. That way, you'll have access and see everything that they see, but I think it's a bit much.

For the teen writers who flock to Wattpad, the free, unfiltered platform is both a blessing and a curse. With no one filtering the thousands of stories that are published every day, Wattpad has become well-known as the breeding ground for trashy young adult and fan fiction. Heral would come home, telling our mum all about her new English teacher and his stream of praise for her.

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Many books that began on Wattpad have been picked up by major publishing companies. There are strict guidelines for any storing promoting self harm or rape, and they take those things very seriously. They are 14 and 12 and before they were into Wattpad, it was all about One Direction.

To see the transformation in her grades was amazing — and something I fully credit to Wattpad. Sure, she'll come across an inappropriate story every once in a while that isn't marked as mature, but it's nothing worse than what she'll hear in school over the next year, so I'd rather her get a bit of literature in there too instead of gossip and immaturity.

Of course, while the app provided me with entertainment, excitement and joy for a good year or so, my time as both reader and writer has ended.

I have two sisters.

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