I forgot my username or password.
Go to the Login page and click on “Can’t access your account?” We’ll e-mail you your username or a temporary password you can use to login and reset your own password.
I can’t find the material I submitted to girlfuture.com.
There are different reasons this could happen. Most likely, we are still in the process of monitoring your submission. All material submitted to girlfuture.com must be approved by a monitor before it can be posted to the site and seen by you and other girls. Chances are, if you are patient, your material will appear soon. Sometimes, however, submissions don’t appear because they are not approved – maybe they contain information that we don’t think it’s safe for you to share, maybe they contain inappropriate language, maybe there is another reason we cannot approve your submission. In that case, we do our best to notify you, but it may take some time.
If you are having trouble using girlfuture.com, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to reply to you within 24 hours.
Why does girlfuture.com require parental consent?
We require parental consent because we care about your safety online. The United States government has created the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to govern how information from children under the age of 13 is collected and used. Under COPPA it is necessary to obtain “verifiable parental consent” in order to allow a child to engage in activities where they might share their personal information with others participating in an online activity.
Can I still use the site if my parent doesn’t give consent?
You can still use the site if your parent doesn’t give consent, but you won’t be able to use the interactive or community features on the site. You will be able to read the articles, meet the role models, learn about women’s history, and use any other features that don’t require you to share any personal information.
Why do I have to be a member to post comments?
You have to be a member to post comments because posting comments involves sharing information over the internet, and you must have your parent’s permission in order to do this. Membership is our way of obtaining parental consent for you to share information with us.
Why does it cost money to join girlfuture.com?
Paid membership to girlfuture.com through a successful credit card transaction provides for proof that your parent has given consent for you to participate in girlfuture.com.
Why does girlfuture.com monitor submissions?
Because we care about your safety and privacy and because we want girlfuture.com to be a positive, empowering place for girls. Monitors check submissions to make sure that they don’t contain any personally identifiable information (such as your last name, your address, or any other information that could lead someone to you). Monitors also check to see that submissions are free of profanity and respectful to everyone. Submissions containing inappropriate language or materials will not be posted. There may be times that despite our best efforts submissions containing inappropriate language or materials get posted accidentally; please remember that girlfuture.com is not responsible for the contents of such posts.
Are there any rules on girlfuture.com?
• All submissions to girlfuture.com must be free of profanity, vulgarity, or any language, image, or material of any kind designed to offend, harass, defame, threaten, bully, or invade another’s privacy.
• All submissions must be free of prejudice and respectful of others.
• All submissions must accurately and truthfully represent you and must be free of deceitful, false, or misleading information about yourself or others.
• No personally identifiable information may be posted on girlfuture.com.
Who runs girlfuture.com?
girlfuture.com is run by Independent Girls, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to educate and empower girls ages 9 – 15 to set goals, think for themselves, and develop high self-esteem. Independent Girls, Inc. was founded by Julie Simons when she decided that girls needed a place to find positive role models, accurate information about the issues they deal with during adolescence, and a place where they can support each other and help each other make healthy choices.
Why does girlfuture.com exist?
girlfuture.com exists because Julie Simons, its founder, firmly believes that girls deserve better role models than celebrities and models and better options for their future than the ones that they are most commonly shown in magazines, on tv, and in movies. She believes that all girls have the potential to achieve independent, successful futures if only they are encouraged to do so. She created girlfuture.com to help girls develop into the leaders we know that they can become – and to have some fun along the way.