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Parents of users under 13 control their kids' friend requests and other communications. Teens can decide whether to display their real name or just a username, and profiles are only visible to friends.
There's no language filter or specific rules against profanity -- although offensive content, hate speech, harassment, and sexual content are prohibited -- but users seem to keep it clean in the public groups.
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Products & Purchases
There's a search powered by Amazon that allows users to add items to wish lists or buy items directly, with a "shop" link at the top of each page.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this social networking site has a handy feature that helps users set goals and manage tasks, but it also has a significant shopping component: Teens use an Amazon-powered search to request "reward" items for completing goals, to create wish lists, or to buy items directly. Users can access anything that's sold through Amazon -- which means some adult content can turn up.
Is It Any Good?
Streamlined and user-friendly, Scallyroo's goal-setting feature could be very helpful for teens who need a little nudge getting organized. However, parents may not appreciate that each goal has to be attached to a reward -- even minor ones, like doing chores -- and that the most popular prizes include pricey items like iPods and gaming systems. The site's other social networking features are fine but nothing remarkable.
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