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By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

School-based social media site just for kids, super-safe.

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Kids will have fun

Kids will have fun adding their own text, and characters can dance, cheer, and jump. However, without different levels, the ability to use original drawings, or personalized feedback on finished stories, kids might only use this tool once or twice. .

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Kids can do pretty much the same things on KIMINGO that they can do on other social media sites: share photos, post comments, upload videos, and respond to other users' messages and posts. Kimingo, however, is a closed online social network that parents can monitor -- making it safer than sites such as Facebook or Twitter, where kids can easily come into contact with strangers. It'll require some time and effort on adults' part, but giving parents profile-monitoring capabilities should help keep correspondence clean. The site isn't currently implemented in a lot of schools; growth likely will depend on whether or not educational institutions embrace the system. The network can be used for teacher-student correspondence, but it also can simply serve as a social outlet (which may be a deterrent for some schools). However, if a school is looking to add a new tool that'll help kids practice safe communication, Kimingo's structure may prove a perfect fit.

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