Animal Jam

Website review by Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Beware unmonitored chat in Nat Geo virtual world.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 323 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 720 reviews

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age 3+

Parents Shouldn't Be Angry At This Game

Honestly, this used too be a HORRIBLE game, but then this year when I let my daughter finally go back into her account, sex and violence went down, and there were rarely scammers in her game. She traded fair, had fun, and I trusted her enough to let her have friends with people in-game. I do not understand why parents are angry, but I would like to say that there were a few problems 1. People started trading her even though she didn't ask for it, there should be a update where you can lock your trading like the Animal Jam mobile (Now available on PC and Mac) 2. At some times her screen freezes and when she clicks on something in a adventure, she couldn't claim the items and everything goes silent, don't know why though. 3. When there are bullies, people tend to believe that they're both the same person or testing if jammers actually care. 4. Not much education, but still very helpful now that there is a My Shop. That's all! Please don't hate on this message as this is just a opinion. :)

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Great messages
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age 9+

Amazing game!

I've been playing Animal Jam for 10 years and it is a fantastic game, it is educational and fun and a perfect game for animal lovers! Why yes, there are certain problems with certain people but it is NOT Animal Jam's fault! (This includes sexual stuff and scamming). Animal Jam does a really good job preventing this kind of behavior, especially nowadays and I'd say that it is 100% a great game for kids. I would say that Animal Jam, however, is quite pay-to-win as even features that are unnecessarily members-only (Such as sending custom JAGs) are well, members only and I do think that non members are treated unfairly. For all the parents who don't allow their kids to play Animal Jam because of what other players are doing, that is stupid and a bad move, let your kids enjoy themselves, just tell them to stay away from those kinds of people and report them, simple.

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Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.

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