Postopia

Website review by
Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Game site heavy on plugs for Flintstone-themed foods.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Most parents probably consider Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles a sugary option -- however, the site's recipe section also offers nutritional information.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Product mentions are everywhere on the site, from the Marshmallow Pebbles cereal box that appears on the lower left corner of the screen to the games (in one, users collect marshmallows to earn points).

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that to track the points they earn playing games on Postopia, kids will need to register. Registration involves kids entering a name, password, and acknowledging if they're over or under 13. Children under 13 can still play games and use the site -- but they are asked to submit a parent's email address during registration. To track or save kids' game scores, parents must approve the membership.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byGoozoozoo August 25, 2013

If it Aint Broke, Don't Fix It

The old Postopia had tons of great games, that defined my childhood. It is beyond me why they would change something so good, into something so bad. Please, if... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byaqua9517 November 18, 2011

hating the new postopia

i looked everywhere for it but i only found pebbles...i hate pebbles...i still remember how me and my sister played on it... i wish i was bigger so that i can... Continue reading

Is it any good?

POSTOPIA includes several games and activities that feature familiar Flintstones characters like Fred and Barney, along with a virtual map providing Bedrock-related trivia. Kids will have a good time playing games like Rock, Bump & Bowl (although they'll need to be old enough to read -- it'd be hard to figure out how to move Fred around without the instructions.) The site also offers a few fun activities like printable coloring page PDFs and a dinosaur origami how-to.

The virtual map may not be of much interest to anyone but mega Flintstones fans -- and the site's emphasis on product plugs can feel a little overwhelming. However, Postopia doesn't push kids to spend endless hours immersing themselves in Fruity Pebble fun. In fact, after kids have played a bit, a character actually pops up to suggest logging off, getting some exercise, and coming back tomorrow. (Even if the cereal that the site is based on is a little on the sugary side, that's a healthy attitude to have!)

Online interaction: The site doesn't feature a chat or internal e-mail/messaging option.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the advantages of playing games offline as well as on the computer. Online games like the ones on this site can be fun -- but why is it importance to also exercise and play outside?

  • How much time is too much time to spend on the computer each day playing games and looking at websites and videos? Does your family have a time limit for how much time you spend online?

  • There are quite a few product mentions on this site. Does seeing some of the snacks and cereals make you want to buy them more? Do you feel like advertising influences you much?

Website details

  • Genre: Gaming
  • Pricing structure: Free

For kids who love to play games online

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