What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this site allows kids to participate in a large online community, and although the forum filters out common swear words, Sanrio doesn't heavily regulate what can be posted. But most of the content is safe -- and even a little boring -- and any inappropriate content can be easily reported. The weird thing is that the site attracts two very different mindsets who seem to happily coexist: Young kids who love Hello Kitty and want to play games and older teens who love Hello Kitty and want to post photos and socialize.
What's it about?
Kids seeking total immersion in the world of Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters will be in heaven browsing this site. After opening a free account, users from all over the world can play games (mostly aimed at the grade school set), send email and ecards, download images and wallpaper, join online forums and chat with other members, and even start a blog. There's also a tool that lets users create a slide show by uploading photos or video clips and then adding sound and special effects. The slide shows can be rated and critiqued by other users.
Is it any good?
Be aware that that kids could easily waste hours here, given all the activities and networking opportunities available.
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