The non-profit-making company TheSite.org, which provides both
online advice and information for teenagers, has been judged too
explicit to appear on a website review portal.
Just35.com is an online directory that lists and reviews 35 different
businesses in each of its sub-categories. Its reviewers have deemed
TheSite.org inappropriate for its directory, which includes sites such
as Viz magazine online among its listings.
TheSite.org is owned by YouthNet UK, a small registered charity, and
according to the company’s marketing director, Jamie Thomas, its launch
was backed by the Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Some of its section sponsors include the Halifax and Abbey National, and
the online service offers advice on sex, drugs and relationships as well
The site agreed a three-month trial with Just35.com, but the directory
has returned the company’s money.
’They are totally refusing to carry us,’ commented Thomas. ’I must admit
I’m very surprised.’
However, Roger Fenton, the managing director of Just35.com, was adamant
that TheSite.org is not appropriate for the family listings site.
’This is not a site for kids,’ Fenton said. ’The content of it is vulgar
and I would not want any children visiting the site.
’I would be shocked if this site has been endorsed by Tony Blair.
Just35.com is a family site and doesn’t contain any adult material at