Why Do Teens Use Wattpad

gray human model holding katana sittingWattpad is an online social reading platform that breaks down barriers between readers and writers. It encourages users to create and share their own stories in all genres from teen fiction to poetry to action, adventure and more. Created in Canada in 2006, Wattpad stories range from those in the public domain from Project Gutenberg to those developed by local users who may then go on to publish for wider audiences. This means that teens and young adults can write and know that their work may be able to reach a lot of people. As such, it's important they understand how to stay safe on Wattpad. Wattpad has a variety of features to categorize their stories and different types of content, which can help users avoid inappropriate content or find the exact kind of topic they want to read and write in. Tagged content - Writers who publish on Wattpad can add tags to their story that works similarly to hashtags on social media. Users can then search those tags to find the kinds of stories and types of content they are interested in reading. These tags also tell users whether the content is appropriate for them and should be tagged accurately.

Reading list - Users can save stories they enjoy to their reading lists for easy access.

SUSANOWO Users can add blocked tags to avoid seeing specific content. Rating a story - You can set an age ranking as either 'Mature' or for 'Everyone'. However, users under this age still have access to these stories, so it's important to discuss with your child what is appropriate for their age and why. Learn more about inappropriate content here. Reading list - Users can save stories they enjoy to their reading lists for easy access. These are publicly displayed on user profiles, which can create connections or talking points between users. Writing in-app - Wattpad is available in-browser or via app on your mobile phone. Users with the mobile can basically write anywhere at any time rather than waiting until they have a computer in front of them. Story notifications - If you follow a story or author, you can receive push notifications on your mobile or to your email address when content is updated. In essence, users can read the story as it's created rather than waiting until the whole work is complete. Wattpad paid stories - Users can use this feature and earn money from their writing.

Similar to virtual gifts on streams or Patreon, readers can support their favorite Wattpad books and writers by donating Coins. These must be purchased with real currency through Apple or Google Play accounts and should be monitored by parents and carers. Who is using it? More than 90 million people use the platform to read and write, spending over 23 billion minutes per month engaged in different stories. 90% of these users are aged 13-40-years-old and many of the writers are older teens or young adults. What is Wattpad's minimum age limit? According to Wattpad's Terms of Service, users must be 13-years-old or older. Anyone under this age will have their account terminated. Wattpad hosts different types of content and some of it is adult in nature. Because any user can add a story, it's up to them to add the appropriate tags. If your teen comes across a story that is not accurately labeled, they should report it.

Users can also filter mature content out of their recommended stories. Some categories are age-appropriate for children and some are not, which children can easily access. There is also a 'New Adult' category which contains erotic, relationship and romance stories with titles such as 'booty call' and 'I slept with my stepbrother' along with 'smut' stories containing sex and inappropriate language. There are various settings to help manage what young people see so they can stay safe on Wattpad. While Wattpad doesn't have specific parental controls, it does feature a number of functions to help your child stay safe in the app. Set them up together to help them understand the settings and take ownership of their safety. Report a story: On a story, tap the three lines in the top right-hand corner in the app. Then tap 'Report'. Choose a reason and then explain how the story fits the complaint. Tap REPORT to submit. Report a user: Go to the user's page and tap the three dots in the top right-hand corner and tap 'Report', then select the reason you want to report the user, enter the reason then tap 'Report'. Mute a user: On the user's page, tap the three dots in the top right-hand corner and tap 'Mute'.

Confirm by selecting the 'Mute' option again. Muting a user means that the account will not be able to follow you, send messages, post on your profile or comment on your stories. Manage notifications: Users can manage what they get notified for or turn off push notifications completely. To do this, go to your profile and tap the gear icon in the top right-hand corner. Tap Notifications and then untick relevant options. Set content preferences: On your home screen, click on the icon to the left of your profile image in the top right-hand corner. Tap the toggle so that Mature content is not included. Go to Blocked Tags and add tags that you don't want in your feed. See our full step-by-step parental controls guide to Wattpad's privacy settings here. Get involved in your kids' Wattpad experience. If they know that you're interested in the things that matter to them, it'll get them in the habit of talking to you about what they do online. A family agreement or set of ground rules for using social platforms is a good idea. It's a great way for parents and children to work together on how to be safe, wise and responsible online. Advise them to keep sensitive information such as their full name, address, phone number, email address, etc. Show them how they can report any inappropriate content following Wattpad's guidelines. Sit them down and discuss what language and behavior is appropriate to say online. Ensure they're aware of the community guidelines.

He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally.

This list describes characters from the anime and manga series Doraemon. Also listed are their original NTV voice actors (1973), followed by their TV Asahi voice actors (1979-2005; 2005-present). Part of the 22nd century characters are listed in The Doraemons. Each main character represents a primary school student archetype. Nobita appears in every episode of the anime, while Doraemon appears in most episodes, sometimes being substituted (for medical checkup or on leave) by his sister, Dorami. Note: In some translations of Doraemon, the names of these characters are different from the original names. 2.9 Nobisuke Nobi Jr. Albert in the Cinar dub of the series, is the title character and co-protagonist of the series. He is a cat-like robot from the future. He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally. However, his ears were accidentally eaten by a robot mouse. It left him heartbroken and caused his skin to turn blue. People often mistake him for a raccoon dog. He is sent back in time by Sewashi (Nobita's Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita. Doraemon possesses a 4-dimensional pocket from which he can acquire various kinds of futuristic tools, gadgets, and playthings from a future department store.

His favorite food is Dorayaki.

He also has the tendency to panic during emergencies, characterized by him frantically trying to pull out a very much-needed tool from his pocket, only to produce a huge assortment of household items and unwanted gadgets. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent, not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics. Since Sewashi sent Doraemon to the past, Doraemon has been living as the unofficial fourth member of Nobita's family and acts like a second son to Nobita's parents, since despite being a robot, he requires basic needs for a person, such as eating, and also sleeps in the closet of Nobita's bedroom. He also fears mice greatly (due to a robot mouse having eaten his ears), even go crazy about it and pull out devastating gadgets, and most of the times, Nobita saves Doraemon in such situations. Although he has no fingers in most media, he can hold things because of the suction cups in his hands. His favorite food is Dorayaki. He has also been shown to date with normal female cat. He is the elder brother of Dorami.

He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker.

Nobita Nobi (野比, Nobi Nobita, English dub: Sidney in the Cinar dub, Specky in the Speedy dub, and Noby Nobi in the Bang Zoom! dub) is the co-protagonist of the series. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts and white socks and light blue shoes. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting. He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time. He's also good at string figure which sometime considered a girls' game. Son of Tamako and Nobisuke Nobi. Future father of Nobisuke (his son). Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi. Taurus), nicknamed Shizuka-chan (しずかちゃん) is a smart, kind and pretty girl. She is often represented by the color pink, and is seen wearing a pink shirt and skirt.

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The word 'Shizuka (しずか)' means 'Quiet'. She is Nobita's best friend. She does not shun Nobita due to his failing grades, lazy disposition or constant failures. In fact, she often tries to encourage him to do better, though she usually fails to convince him. Shizuka likes to take a bath several times a day; however, a running gag in the series is that she is sometimes interrupted by a sudden appearance of Nobita (sometimes Doraemon, Gian, or Suneo) usually due to misuse of Doraemon's gadgets like the Anywhere Door (Doko Demo Doa in Japanese). Shizuka's skirt is also frequently seen getting flipped, either by Nobita misusing Doraemon's gadgets, or by the wind. Scenes in which her underwear is seen, or she is seen bathing, have been removed from the dubbed versions, especially in India, Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. Her true passions are sweet potatoes, which she would rather keep to herself out of the knowledge of others, and the violin, in which her playing is just as horrendous as Gian's singing. She is also known for taking piano lessons unwillingly due to her mother's wishes (as she loves violin more), which is sometimes a reason for declining to hang out with friends (but she plays piano better than violin). Shizuka is an animal lover and keeps two pets at home: a dog, who is saved from succumbing to illness by Nobita and Doraemon in one story; and a canary which runs away on multiple occasions and causing Shizuka and Nobita to run around the city chasing her down.

She sometimes fansies some handsome idols on TV. Besides Nobita, Shizuka is also close to her classmate and popular student Dekisugi. Though they consider each other only as friends. Gemini), named Buster in the Cinar dub and Bob in the Speedy dub, usually known by the nickname "Gian" (「ジャイアン」, "Jaian", English: Big G) is a strong and quick-tempered local bully. He also frequently steals other children's stuff (especially Nobita's and Suneo's) under the pretext of "borrowing" them, unless the toy is damaged. He is known for his awful singing voice, though he considers himself a great singer. To prove this, Gian sometimes "invites" others to attend his concerts, under the threat of beatings. His singing is so horrible that, once, Nobita and Doraemon try to mute it in a silent world, his writings of the song lyrics in a board end up having the same effect as when they hear them.Though his voice is terrible in one of the episodes it was shown that a girl liked his singing. In some films, his singing is enhanced to become an effective weapon (as in 'Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas'). In some episodes when his voice is recorded and he hears it, he instantly denies it being his voice and threatens to beat up the person who his songs in a very bad way (which is an irony).

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