What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the site administrators screen the games that appear on the site for inappropriate content. However, the site also includes a disclaimer that it is not responsible for links to other sites that may contain questionable material.
Is it any good?
GAME WING was started in 2004 by an elementary school computer teacher who was tired of trying to prevent kids from accessing gory games during summer camp. The site achieves its goal of being a go-to place for safe games -- all games are prescreened for violence, nudity, and other inappropriate content, and most appear within the site's browser window, so kids hopefully won't end up on another, less monitored site. The site's games are safe -- but that doesn't mean they’re boring. Kids can access hundreds of games on Game Wing, ranging from ones that test their math skills to sports games to shoot-'em-up adventures that (thankfully) don't feature buckets of blood. The site provides a nice middle ground for kids who want to play online games and parents who are worried about what they'll stumble across in the process.
Online interaction: Registered users can send private messages to other registered users.
Families can talk about...
Why online games are fun -- but why some may not be OK for kids to play. What kind of things should you look out for when you are looking for new games?
If you visit a site that says it's safe for kids to use, but you click on a link on that site that takes you to another site, is the information on that site OK, too?
Online game sites often feature games that can take a lot of time to play. How much time should you be spending playing video or online games? How can you control the amount of time you spend playing?