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Club Pony Pals

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Horse-raising site based on books is fun for horse fans.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The site encourages responsible behavior by requiring users to take care of their horse. Before a horse can be taken for a ride, it must be fully groomed.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language

The company policy is: "no personal information, nothing mean or creepy." If personal information is entered it is edited out. Site status updates do not appear immediately and must be approved before going live.

Consumerism

The site's store section sells plush horse toys and links to a site selling Pony Pals clothing, mugs, and other items. Parents are also encouraged to buy extra Wiggins Bucks, which are the site's currency, in the store section and if they sign up for a parent's account.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this pony-raising virtual world is based on the Pony Pals book series by Jeanne Betancourt, and lets kids adopt, name, and care for a virtual pony. Parents are asked to set up an account for their child by submitting an email address and a password. Parents can also sign up for a parent's account to see when their child last logged into the site.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Since launching, the site has added extra directions -- such as a video that illustrates the horse grooming instructions more clearly -- and extra activities and destinations to explore. There's much more to do now on the Club Pony Pals site, and it's easier to navigate your way around; visiting the bus stop will allow you to travel to and from locations like the site's downtown area, where you can shop for food, riding clothes and other items in stores. Users also can take their horse for rides along the site’s trails and can post messages for the book characters on the site’s active message board.

Online interaction: Users can friend other users by sending a request.

Families can talk about...

  • Why it's important to have your mom or dad register you to use a website. Why would your parents want to monitor what you do on the site?

  • Why is it important to tell your parents before you sign up for a website that asks for your name, email address or other information?

  • What kind of personal information -- like your first and last name, or home address -- should you NOT enter on a website or give to people you meet on the Web?

Website details

Genre:Virtual Worlds
Pricing structure:Free

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Kid, 8 years old April 8, 2011

Great for 8 year olds

I love it sooooo much
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 13 years old Written byemmygirl January 1, 2015

Kinda boring

Played it once. It gets a bit boring after a while. They continuously offer a version that costs. Quests are too hard to do without paying.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Educator Written byJane Fleck February 20, 2010

CPP site is completely safe, review is incorrect

This is a great horse site, small but growing. Commonsense media got it wrong about language and bad words. Club Pony Pals has a100% zero tolerance policy for profanity, all swear words in usernames are filtered out by a site-wide bad word filter. All content on the site is 100% moderated -- an adult, human moderation team removes any inappropriate text before it is ever visible to other members. If a member enters any profane text, their account and all messages they have ever created are deleted. All messages --100%-- entered on CPP's site are reviewed and approved by moderators before they appear to members. Even if a bad word is entered, it never gets through.

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