Pet Pet Park

Website review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kidsParents recommend
Nickelodeon world offers safety but can require cash.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 48 reviews

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Positive Messages

Like most of these well-designed kids' virtual worlds, most of the messages here are positive or neutral. Signing up for online jobs help kids earn points to buy and do things without buying NeoCash. But there's also a lot of time-wasting activity, like aimless wandering, mindless chatting, and trips to the mall that require Neocash. 

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

The "easy chat" is pre-scripted. The standard chat is not, so comments like "Want to go out with me?" get through on the standard chat, which only filters out pre-selected words.

Language

The standard chat version is monitored and includes a list of words that won't be shown to other players even when typed by a user. The site maintains a log of users who use these banned words and sends warning messages to them.

Consumerism

This site promotes Nickelodeon and Neopets, as well as the upcoming premium version. Players also earn "park points" to buy stuff for their pet or can buy Neocash via pre-purchased cards or credit cards. To be able to play some games you must use Neocash.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this cute, fun virtual world is a companion site to Neopets, but for a slightly younger age group. Be aware that Nickelodeon promotes this site quite often on its television network even during shows for kids that are too young to play here, so expect some preschoolers to ask to visit this site, but not as many to actually be able to navigate or understand it yet. 

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byOneupsetDad September 26, 2011

Don't let them have your money

They will charge for a "membership" which promises access to special areas. However, the access is not available and they do not respond to emails re... Continue reading
Parent of a 9-year-old Written byEvelynn J. March 24, 2011

My daughter loved this game, I don't like their customer service.

I love that this game doesn't have the voilence that is rampant in other games.

I have had the unpleasant experience of dealing with their customer suppor... Continue reading
Written byAnonymous July 6, 2018

closed

shutdown in 2014
Kid, 10 years old September 17, 2014

Amazing

Well, after I played this game, I thought it was fantastic in every way! Of course, there's membership, but if you don't want your kids to buy the mem... Continue reading

Is it any good?

This is a colorful, cheerful, fun virtual world with solid safety mechanisms in place that'll surely keep kids engaged. With its collection of fun games, activities, and scripted or filtered chat, kids with adequate reading and computer skills will be able to navigate the site easily. Neocash used to play some games and buy some items at the virtual mall requires real money (via credit card or gift card).

Online interaction: Easy (scripted) chat and standard chat are both built-in ways to keep online interaction positive.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether the amount of time these virtual worlds require to rack up points and collect objects is really worth the time. Do the chats that your child can have with other Petpets have any substance? Check out our Online Worlds for Young Kids tips.

  • Virtual worlds can be a time suck. Read Setting Computer Limits tips for more info on how much time your child should be spending on game sites like this.

Website details

  • Genre: Virtual Worlds
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: June 20, 2019

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