Dizzywood

Website review by
Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Safe, fun virtual world promotes positive social values.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 36 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Games encourage collaboration and cooperation. The site also links to organizations that kids can get involved in, like Habitat for Humanity.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language

Site communication tools are not constantly monitored, but there is a language filtering system that's frequently updated and selective moderator monitoring. Users are also encouraged to report any site abuse.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that many of the games in this virtual world reward kids who can work together to achieve a common goal. Communication tools are policed using filtering technology and selective staff monitoring. The site is free, but access to enhanced features and content costs $9.95 per month, with discounts offered for multiple-month sign ups.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bybianca7788 May 16, 2011

dont join

it is now secret builders and you can say anything you want, do not join.
Parent of a 5 year old Written bymadf2 June 23, 2010

is a sexual problem

a person told my kid that he was going to put his willy in her mary.
Kid, 11 years old December 17, 2013

don't like it

just like panfu and club penguin it is a little minded shard of crab
Teen, 14 years old Written bykieranwasuek July 17, 2012

Please Bring Back Dizzywood! Best Game Ever!

This Game May Seem Like Not Much, Or A Waste Of Time. But I Think It's The Most Funniest Game And Since It Shut Down, I've Been Missing It Very VERY... Continue reading

What's it about?

Many hands make light work. DIZZYWOOD takes this concept to the online world with games and activities that encourage kids to work together. The site offers a wide range of activities and games, from story-driven missions to creative opportunities. Kids will have the most fun roaming around in the guise of their customized avatar exploring, meeting friends, finding missions, playing games, or tricking out their own personal environment. The site bases many of its activities on values-based themes like friendship and kindness to animals and also sponsors "Quests for Change," a series of monthly events that encourage children to participate in activities like virtual food drives, clothing donations, and helping the environment.

Is it any good?

There's lots to do in Dizzywood -- and getting there is half the fun. The activities -- from archaeological digs to mini-scripted stories -- are interesting and well-devised. Tweens and younger users will certainly enjoy wandering the site, gathering up coins, and spending them on fashion gear and other fun items. At the end of the day, the success of the collaborative games will depend on how many people your child can persuade to work with him. And if the site truly rewards good behavior, it'll be interesting to see whether the good behavior spills over to the offline world.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how it feels to work with others to solve a problem. When you collaborate in a game, does it make you want to find ways of cooperating in the real world? What would make you feel confident asking others for help -- either online or in life?

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