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Usability of Websites for Teenagers (31 Jan 2005)
Some websites in our study tried to serve both children and teens in a single area, usually titled something like Kids. This is a grave mistake; the word "kid" is a teen repellent. Teenagers are fiercely proud of their newly won status and they don't want overly childish content (one more reason to ease up on the heavy animations and gory color schemes that actually work for younger audiences). We recommend having separate sections for young children and teens, labeling them Kids and Teens, respectively.
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