WebbliWorld

Website review by
Dana Cotter, Common Sense Media
WebbliWorld Website Poster Image
Educational focus with very safe chat.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Kids can choose prescripted comments to chat with other Webblis. Comments are positive and friendly.

Violence & Scariness

One game introduces a poacher with a gun; the game does not involve shooting, but if the poacher gets the wildlife a gunshot is heard.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Puffin Books and the World Wildlife Fund are sponsors of this site and their links can be found throughout. Products are available at the Puffin Books link. Kids collect Webbles (WebbliWorld currency, but they're not used to buy stuff). No pop-ups or banner ads here.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this site is a good first start for young kids looking for a social network site: Joining is free, kids choose a screen name to protect their identity, chatting is done by choosing pre-written comments, and all content added to the site is moderated. And if they continue to carefully choose their sponsors (Puffin Books and World Wildlife Fund were the first two), this site will be a star at managing commercialism wisely. Kids can learn a bunch here by browsing the collection of educational links.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 3 and 9 year old Written byKidsAndMommy October 10, 2011
Kid, 8 years old July 26, 2010

Perfect for all ages... EVEN ADULTS!

I love this website. People should get on it more often, but then that would take away its rarity. This is a great website and I think that there are no problem... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old May 15, 2010

ALMOST THE WORST SITE I'VE EVER BEEN ON

I HATE THIS GAME OH DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON MCWORLD

What's it about?

Step into WEBBLIWORLD.COM for safe chatting and entertaining games. When joining, kids build and name their own wacky, futuristic Webbli (avatar), add to their Webblistacks (a list of their favorite things), and collect Webbles (the site's currency) along the way. Then let the chatting begin. Kids can visit other Webblistacks and choose prescripted comments to interact with others. They can catch a quick animated short about conservation or choose one of many games. Most games are Flash based and arcade-like; one needed to be downloaded as a .zip/.sit file.

Is it any good?

WebbliWorld.com is chock-full of links to cool educational sites with all kind of things earth-friendly, gross, how-to, and just for kids to discover. A highlight: seeing your Webbli show up as the latest to review different sections of the site.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what to do if kids come across downloadable files. Is it OK to download files to your home computer? When? What types of downloadable files should kids be aware of and not click on? What should they do if something appears to be downloading automatically?

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