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by Evan McIntosh

Liftoff! is aimed at teenagers and families who enjoy gaming, science, and tech. Our content is specifically aimed at promoting learning and conversations together.

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Liftoff! survives based on donations received as well as the support of our management team’s other ventures.

Educational content

Each month, several posts will be amended to include guiding questions aimed at fostering discussions for educators and parents. The site’s Executive Editor, Mr. Evan McIntosh, is a certified, practicing teacher, who keeps his students in mind when commissioning and editing content.

To that end, our work often includes features like vocabulary boxes embedded into the article, in an attempt at fostering understanding. We commission work that is specifically tied to common themes in curriculum across North America: That’s why you’ll see topics such as the scientific method or capitalism applied to games.

Content advisories

Generally speaking, the content on Liftoff! is based on videogames with an E, E10+, or T rating. On the rare occasion we choose to focus on content from M rated games we will denote this with an advisory at the top of the article. Similarly, coverage of games that encourages microtransactions whose total may exceed $10 will also feature advisories.

We do not post advisories on science content. The content we publish under this banner has been deemed age appropriate by the Executive Editor though it may be controversial. Topics like organ donation fall under this category as does coverage of climate change. We do not deem any content about dinosaurs controversial: This is part of our regular coverage.

Privacy

We have attempted to carefully safeguard your teen’s privacy. This site does not allow external users to register nor does it allow visitors to post comments. We do maintain separate social media accounts your teen may engage with — please refer to the Terms of Use of those services. Please see our privacy policy as well for information on how we use your data.

Additional Questions

Please write us with your questions or concerns.

ATTN: Mr. Evan McIntosh, Executive Editor

liftoffmag(at)gmail(dotcom)

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