Ignore the bad reviews
I've read your reviews about Animal Jam, what a load of rubbish. I'm an player of Animal Jam, and no, it's not additive or unsafe. I think you're all being unfair towards Animal Jam here. It's like any kids game out there (Moshi Monsters, Club Penguin, Bin Weevils, etc) there are going to be players who try to break the rules, but there are safety measures put into the game. There's a very good chat filter which blocks any bad language, sex talk, etc. Actually, the chat filter is so safe that sometimes I get warnings when I'm chatting to my friends. If I said for example ''I come from the UK'', that would be blocked because Animal Jam doesn't allow ANY personal information talk. Animal Jam has released a new trading system which is so helpful with getting rid of scammers, and you can no longer get ''scammed''. The only way players could get ''scammed'' before is if they weren't good at protecting their items. I've been playing National Geograhic Animal Jam for a good 3 years, I've NEVER been scammed and I trade quite often. That shows if you're kids know how to protect their items, they can keep them safe. As I said, there are going to be them kind of players (jammers) who try to break the rules. In-game, you can find an ''ignore'' button and ''report button''. AJHQ is always posting safety advice on their blog here: http://dailyexplorer.animaljam.com/?cat=18 and there's even a safety quiz in-game all the time, and while your kids are playing through Jamaa they can find the rules at the top of their screen. Remember, there is over 40,000,000 players (jammers) now. National Geograhic Animal Jam has over 100 staff members(adults), many of them moderate the game.
I've learned so much about our environment and animals while playing National Geograhic Animal Jam, it's a truly wonderful place to be. There's educational mini books which contains TONS of facts, information, and beautiful graphics. Your kids can get so many adorable animals, new animals are added every 6 weeks or so with brand new educational mini-games and minibooks. Every mini-game in the world of Jamaa is educational, and National Geograhic Animal Jam is always adding new educational resources. They recently opened up a little academy website here: http://academy.animaljam.com/ with helpful educational resources. And over on the Daily Explorer (Animal Jam's blog) they post fun Animal Jam Academy experiments every Sunday, and news, educational videos, contests, and much more daily. While you kids explore Jamaa, they can watch so many educational videos and apparently kids are spending up to 35 minutes watching them. Not to mention the amazing exhibits over at the Conversation Museum in the Animal Jam appondale. I'm always learning how to protect our planet. I joined Animal Jam to learn about animals, and I can happily say Animal Jam has really helped with that.
Now, I know many of you are concerned about membership, Well, let me explain. Half of your membership funds go to help save Big Cats in the wild, and your kids can donate gems over at the Conversation Museum to the National Geograhic Big Cats association too. Like other games, there are members only items and content, but there's always fun stuff to do as a non-member. Pretty much all the educational resources are for ALL players (jammers) and mini-games too! I would suggest you IGNORE the bad messages, and maybe try to see my points here. Parents will want to ''bring the game down'' because they haven't heard a proud AJ player's thoughts and review. I'm an Animal Jam fan blogger, if you decide Animal Jam is the perfect game for your kids, you can check out all the Animal Jam fan blogs out there which are 100% safe. Here's an Animal Jam fan blog with over 11,000,000 views: http://animaljamspirit.blogspot.co.uk/. The Animal Jam community is super kind, and we all care about the wonderful world of Jamaa. Well, I hope you see my point and try to see Animal Jam in the way I do. Happy ''jamming''!