Dinokids

Website review by
Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Fee-based dino world offers extensive parental controls.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages

Some games encourage positive behavior, such as one based on recycling  by sorting paper, plastic, cans, and glass into the right bins.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language

A filter helps weed out swear words and phone numbers or other personal info from online chats. Although communication is monitored, the site owners warn that comments that could be offensive to some players may occasionally get through.

Consumerism

The site offers both a free and a heavily promoted paid subscription option.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this colorful site is simple enough for younger users to find their way around, but there isn't a tremendous amount to do. Kids will find an activity or game or two in each section. Really tech-savvy kids may also be frustrated with the site’s navigation -- dors are opened using the space bar, and the arrow keys help avatars move around, which can be cumbersome.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 6 and 8 year old Written byad2 April 1, 2010

Stay away. A hangout for perverts pretending to be kids.

I saw users giving out phone numbers and soliciting contact. Kids get to have a room (really a bedroom) where they get to invite other back to. The sole activit... Continue reading
Parent of a 10 year old Written byHelen7 October 6, 2009

good site also for girls !!

I played with my 4th grade girl. The most impressive one are very cute dino characters and fine animation backgrounds with no violence. We enjoyed it very much...
Teen, 15 years old Written byItsAri♥ August 15, 2012

What happened to Dinokids ?

Is this website still on for my little sister ? I checked and it wasn't there , shes 9 years old. Please reply
Kid, 9 years old December 29, 2011

dont play it online daters

it disgusts me that well the fact that people ask for BF GF stuff like...really?

Is it any good?

At the time of review, the site was still adding content to make the world more robust, so it's hard to say whether a subscription is worth the money. Kids can choose the dinosaur type, name, and color for their avatar and play games -- many of which are environmentally themed -- all for free. Younger kids may also enjoy climbing up and down the site's ladders and levels. However, the free version doesn't include a lot of activities, and might not keep older kids interested for long  (it’s probably best for kids in the 5- to 7-year-old range). The real incentive for shelling out the cash for a site subscription? Parental controls. You’re able to predetermine your kids’ playtime, chat options, and site profile. If you’re hesitant to sign up for six months or a year, there’s also an option to pay $4.25 to test the monthly plan out, which includes a 7-day free trial. But take note: Any plan you pick will renew automatically after you charge it to your credit card.

Online interaction: Kids have a lot of interactive options, including two kinds of chat, multiplayer games, a "movie theater" that they can watch and discuss remotely with a friend, a screenshot-sharing tool, and more. The site uses filters and monitors to keep it clean.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how to behave in online worlds for the best experience.

  • Families can talk about screen time limits so kids don't spend too much time on the computer.

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