Webosaurs

Website review by
Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Dino world offers generous free membership and great safety.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness

Mild violence -- spears are thrown and a dino’s tail is burned.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Parents are encouraged to buy coins, which are the site’s online currency, which range from $5.98 for 2,000 to almost $50 for 20,000.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this dino-themed virtual world offers lots of safety measures. Players can customize a dinosaur avatar, chat with other users and play single- or multi-player games like Geyser Golf. They can also watch brief Webisodes about animals and nature starring Nigel Marven, wildlife expert and host of the BBC's Prehistoric Park and Walking with Dinosaurs.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 5 and 7 year old Written bymommy2313 September 27, 2009
My kids are 5 and 7. They love the games. Maybe later they would be interested in getting more involved chatting with other players, but right now it's a... Continue reading
Parent of a 5, 7, 9, and 10 year old Written byMamaSouth December 13, 2009

Great for all kids, favorite of boys

All of my (4) children use Webosaurs, but my boys like it best. They've learned a lot of random dino facts from it, and the oldest really likes chatting w... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byMelanie33 August 28, 2010

Great for all kids + Teenagers.

I'm 13.. and I love this game. I've played for over a year now and I must say, this is the best virtual world ever. The paid subscription is worth it,... Continue reading

Is it any good?

The site offers subscriptions, but it hardly seems worth the cost since the free membership, which lets you move from world to world, chat, and play games, offers more than enough to do. Subscribing allows you to customize your avatar, download coloring pages, wallpaper, and other items, and get 2,000 free coins. You’ll also receive a free comic book based on characters from the site.

It’s unclear why parents would shell out anywhere from $5 to $50 for extra coins, which players can use to buy decorations for their cave and other items in the site’s stores, when you can earn coins by just playing games on the site.

Skip the subscription -- the free membership should keep kids entertained just fine.

Online interaction: With two levels of restricted chatting, you can allow your child to participate in open chats -- in which players use words from the Webosaurs dictionary, and any swears or other bad words are filtered out -- or talk using safe chat, which only allows players to chat using a menu of greetings, questions and statements like “Wanna hang out?” Numbers are not allowed, and the site also has staff sporadically monitoring chat and other activity.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about creating an avatar. What characteristics do you like to choose to represent yourself online?

  • Review our tips on how to manage virtual worlds.

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