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Virtual-World Games and Websites

Kids love playing in virtual worlds, but how do you know which ones are safe? We've scoured the Web for the best virtual worlds offering online games in a safe, monitored setting. See our grid ratings for virtual environments with the best safety, privacy, and parental controls, and make sure you talk with your kids about the rules and responsible online behavior, playing alongside if possible. Some sites send parents updates about their kids' virtual-game experiences, so use those as conversation starters to learn how your kid is interacting. The worlds on our list include all the online activities kids love most: games, puzzles, safe chat, safe social networking, and even some positive social messaging.

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Pocoyo World

age 3+

Virtual world preschoolers can enjoy with adult help.

URL: http://www.pocoyo.com/ (2010)
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JumpStart 3D Virtual World

age 4+

Online learning game set in a big open world is a cut above.

Platforms: Windows (2009)
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age 6+

Island-hopping journey is hours of fun, but full of ads.

URL: http://www.poptropica.com (2008)
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Math Blaster Online

age 7+

Exciting-yet-educational games in safe, social world.

Platforms: Mac , Windows (2011)
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Happy Camper Live

age 8+

More interactivity and content would increase campers' joy.

URL: https://www.happycamperlive.com (2020)
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MapleStory 2

age 8+

Tons of fun, free role-playing in redesigned adventure.

Platforms: Windows (2018)
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Space Heroes Universe

age 8+

Safe virtual world with fun, space-age games.

URL: http://www.littlespaceheroes.com/ (2013)
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The Club

age 8+

Safe virtual playground for tween fans of Nick characters.

URL: http://www.nick.com/club (2007)
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age 9+

Virtual world with digital monsters heavy on transactions.

URL: http://www.moshimonsters.com (2008)
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Franktown Rocks

age 10+

Music and social networking combine in safe, cool hangout.

URL: http://www.franktownrocks.com/ (2012)
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Wizarding World

age 10+

Redesigned Harry Potter site has lush images, interactivity.

URL: https://www.wizardingworld.com (2012)
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age 11+

Well-monitored site where kids uphold community standards.

URL: http://kidzworld.com (2007)
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age 13+

Virtual world with games and some smart parental controls.

URL: http://www.ourworld.com (2011)