The Pinboard (messaging) is the only problem with this site. The user can read all messages on their friends' pinboard, and the friends who are friends with their friends. So even after taking the time to make sure my daughter is only friends with children she knows who are her age, she can read the messages from other children we don't know who may not be monitored by their parents
Parents, keep a close eye on what your children are sharing here.
The following part of the Common Sense Media review is inaccurate or outdated: "The limited social networking features allow kids to send free form messages only to friends whose email addresses they already know, and to send prescripted messages to others who they approve to be their friends."
Kids can send unlimited messages to their friends on their pinboards, including friends they've met in the game and do not know offline, and often seem to share personal information that they shouldn't (name, school, location).
Therefore, I recommend that parents keep a close eye on what their children are sharing. It's a good opportunity to set, and explain, rules about what it is and is not appropriate to share online.
hours of fun, subscription option can be a nagging issue
My girls are addicted to this site, the only downside is that there is an optional monthly subscription that allows more functionality. It's easy for the girls to see online which of their friends have subscribed and have more "moshlings" and such... now they are begging for the subscription
My daughter and her friends use this site. The only problem I have with it, is that my daughter can "friend" anyone she wants, without knowing who they are. They can then communicate by posting messages. As long as you know who your kids are talking to, then this site is really fun.
I know what the feed back to this review will be like, but this place is a clique girl playground. Once, my friend got on, and she was bamboozled by threats, cuss words, and inappropriate conversations. All of it was started by a person, on a forum, spreading rumors about this poor girl. The fight ended horribly, and more then one person left with a bad reputation who hadn't come with one. All in all, be super careful.
My 9 year old girl pays on this site -Non members have plenty of game here to play - the games are educational (also in real english language) - makes a change from all these American sites ;) - Maths , english , logic are all catered for here - graphics seem colourful and fun - codes from cards give free items for your house - no membership required for these items - multiplayer puzzles challenges are fun way to make friends - great site - hope they dont go the 'disney' way and start charging for everything that they possibility could - one of the best sites for (around 8 - 12 year olds) I have came across --- 5 stars here - well done
Good for short periods of fun online for young school age
My kids are 7 and 4 and both love this site. Keep a close eye on what they are doing though. They can send/receive 'notes' from anyone tehy 'friend' online...a good opportunity to teach them about not sharing information online. The games are available for different ability levels. Some are quite challenging for my 4 year old, but she can quickly find somethign to do that is better suited. PROBLEM: Memberships! The new and exciting things available are 'For Members Only" which is very frustrating for the kids. They get to a certain point and are then cut off. Not nice!
It is very creative and cute. Of course the only problem is you can only access certain parts unless you buy a membership. But other than that it is a fun game. I just don't let my kids ad friends or message on any game site.
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