Common Sense Media says

It's a safe, busy, beautiful world at Disney.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

With a wide range of content, messages will vary.

Violence & scariness

Some spooky or scary material in the games and video clips, but the violence is mostly cartoon-like.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Streaming videos, animated banner ads, and pop-ups found; most are Disney related, but there is some outside advertising. Kids have access to the huge "Shop" area of the site.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. While you can do a lot on the site without creating an account, even then quite a bit of info is collected about you: Disney tracks site visitors' online behavior through cookies and beacons. Users who choose to register end up providing even more information, including personally identifiable information.

Parents can create accounts to manage things such as their child's chat ability.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this site is truly all things Disney. Although the site is sleek and impressive to look at, there's a lot going on -- and it can be overwhelming for some kids. You'll find movie clips, TV schedules and episodes, games galore, music, events, and travel information, as well as a Disney shopping extravaganza. Advertising is used throughout the site with streaming videos, animated banner ads, and some pop-ups that promote mostly Disney stuff, but some outside advertising can be found as well. The chat feature is extremely well regulated with preset phrases and questions. Kids can either safely chat with random people or their "True Friends" -- a feature that requires users to trade a code offline to activate. And, parents must enable the chat feature for kids under 13. Kids can also create their own personal page with icons, personal information, and multimedia all chosen from preset lists. To spruce up their pages, kids can "buy" other things with earned points.

Parents say

Kids say

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Disney fans are in for a treat: DISNEY.COM is a sleek, crisp Web site with all things Disney. From movies to television to radio to games and more, kids can find their favorite Disney people, places, and things all in one spot, clearly organized so they can find their favorites very easily. They may be distracted on the way, however; streaming videos are found mid-screen throughout, highlighting Disney.com offerings, and multiple banner ads rotate for optimum attention grabbing (and diversion).

The games on Disney.com are definitely worth mentioning and playing. Whether going on an Orchestra Treasure Hunt with Little Einsteins, completing Black Pearl 101 with the Pirates of the Caribbean, or playing Super Villain Smash Out with Kim Possible, the games are fun -- and a lot are educational.

Online interaction: Communication varies across the site, and includes chat, message boards, and public forums. Parents can set the level of interaction their child can participate in.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the various Disney characters. Which character is your favorite? What traits make them top the list?

  • Play a matching game to see which characters can best be described with some of these suggestions: admirable, funny, brave, sweet, friendly, naughty, graceful, silly.

Website details

Genre:Brand Sites
Pricing structure:Free

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  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

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  • Best: Really engaging, great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging, good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging, good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging, okay learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Kid, 10 years old Written bybella twilight June 21, 2010
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4
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for all ages

love disney channel.com it is a good network right on disney chanel

What other families should know
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Kid, 11 years old Written bybobflower September 23, 2009
AGE
5
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Pretty Swell! :)

I think this is a very safe enviorment ro everyone 5+ because it's not inapropreate what so ever. O the other hand, I do feel a little iffy on the use of the words.

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Educational value
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Teen, 13 years old Written byyousif December 30, 2010
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13
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it is cool and they are cool

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