SanrioTown

Common Sense Media says

Frivolous fun with Hello Kitty and friends.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

The site has a Kitty Shop, where you can purchase the latest design in Hello Kitty shirts (although at the time of writing, they were no longer taking orders because of a huge preorder backlog). There's also a page that lists retail shops that sell all things Hello Kitty and Sanrio, but, oddly enough, none were listed for the U.S.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

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Kids say

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?

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Be aware that that kids could easily waste hours here, given all the activities and networking opportunities available.

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Website details

Genre:Brand Sites
Pricing structure:Free

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Kid, 12 years old May 13, 2010
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Perfect for smart kiddies.

i used to play this game when I was 11. It was fun, but there were a lot of hackers and they played jokes on people by puting in something that says, "Don't Click Here." Then it sends you to a page that keeps you there and you have to completley reload your computer. There are a lot of jokes of computer nerds there.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Great messages
Kid, 12 years old December 25, 2011
AGE
18
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My opinion

I wanted to join this, but I have to be at least 13 to join! I think it's unfair how little kids can't join a website with hello kitty.
What other families should know
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 13 years old Written byfairyana May 29, 2012
AGE
7
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LEARNING

Fun For Sanrio Fans

Sanrio Town is a fun place for Sanrio fans to play online. Sanrio Town provides players to create their own blog, chat on the forums, take personality quizzes, post videos (as long as they're appropriate for kids), and play games.
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