MyePets

Website review by
Larisa Wiseman, Common Sense Media
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A fun, safe place for kids and their virtual pets.
Popular with kidsParents recommend

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 33 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The site sends positive messages to kids through its activities and its stated philosophy: "MyePets believe in true friendship, accepting others and above all being true to yourself!"

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The purchase and registration of a Rescue Pet stuffed animal is required in order to enter the site. And, kids must play games to earn credit to buy things for their pets and their houses. The more credits you earn, the more stuff you can buy.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a safe place where kids can explore a virtual world as they learn a little bit about the responsibilities of caring for a pet. Parents can also adjust any communication settings for kids under 13.  A No Text option is also available, allowing parents to completely block any communications from other members. In any communications, kids are identified by their e-Pet's name, not their own, and no personal information is displayed.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 3 and 9 year old Written byKidsAndMommy October 10, 2011
Parent of a 8 year old Written bydonquala January 2, 2011

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i love my dog she is so good her name is QUALA PATTERSON i like her is love her a lot
Kid, 11 years old November 24, 2012

I miss it very much :(

Myepets was a better site compared to myepets3d. I had 3 dogs on here. When i was bored, I used to come here everyday to groom, feed, and play with my pets. The... Continue reading
Kid, 8 years old October 8, 2012

D:

:( website now closed, can not play

What's it about?

After buying a MyePets stuffed animal and registering it (which requires adult permission) on the site using the toy's secret code, kids can interact with their e-Pet -- an adorable animated representation of the stuffed animal they purchased -- and explore the critter's virtual world. Along with a pet salon, a pet diner, and a flea market, there's also an arcade featuring kid-friendly games; playing games allows pet owners to accumulate credits that are used to \"purchase\" meals or other items for the pet or stuff for their house. Members can chat with their e-Pet via a set of predefined questions, which the pet will answer, helping the owner determine the animal's needs. There's also a Safe Chat area where members can communicate with each other, and a post office where members can send e-cards.

Is it any good?

Cute and colorful, the virtual world of MyePets.com is a great way to introduce kids to the joys of pet ownership. While not exactly educational, this environment is tons of fun for grade-schoolers and relatively harmless. And if your kid has been begging you for a real pet, the site may even provide a good test run to see whether he or she is ready for the responsibilities.

Online interaction: The site offers a Safe Chat environment where members can communicate with other e-Pet owners; it includes a "bad word filter" and requires parental approval. Messages can be composed using only "canned" text (kids choose pieces of predefined text). Kids can flag other members for inappropriate behavior.

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