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By Common Sense Media, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Safe virtual pet site focuses on making money.

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age 10+

Based on 57 parent reviews

age 12+

A great way for kids to learn

This is a great way for kids to learn some basic skills. From social skills to trading skills. There even is a stock market. The chat and boards on site are totally safe. If your kids struggle with the games on site you can also

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age 5+

Best site EVER!!!!

THE BEST SITE EVER. I am so glad they haven't changed a thing. After coming back from a long hiatus, I am happy to be back! Neopets is great for kids and adults. Do not listen to the negative reviews! Customer support is seriously so nice and responds very well. I got a ticket and was emailed very soon, and when I could not respond due to a phone issue, they contacted me AGAIN to make sure that I still needed some help. It is amazing. Alice is the woman that helped me and she was an angel!! The site is fun and a true utopia where every one leaves drama at the door just to relive their childhood, and some play with their children on the site as well which is a great idea! Safe and fun for all ages. Also teaches money management, how to care for cool pets (and so many neat kinds to choose from!), and many more cool things. They have zero tolerance for inappropriate behavior, which is excellent for children if you are worried about online safety. Neopets, thank you for not changing any thing major, you have made so many neopians happy!! Keep up the amazing work by doing what you've been doing all these years!! Don't change a thing!!!!

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Is It Any Good?

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Kids can get frustrated that they have to figure things out from other players. For example, you may learn on the boards that when the giant ice serpent sleeps the brave may sneak in and steal an item of his treasure. Also, there are players who scam other players out of their Neopoints and magical items, but a few third-party sites are combating this scourge.

On the positive side, messages posted on the boards are screened before they're posted, and those who break any rules will have their accounts frozen. Those younger than 13 aren't allowed to access the boards unless they've sent in parental permission.

Website Details

  • Genre: Virtual Worlds
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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