A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Kids can learn about cost and time management in job-related activities; they'll also use basic math to estimate hiring expenses. However, although WeeWorld says it's somewhere kids learn as they play, most activities don't come with a clear lesson. Some games mention math -- but don't illustrate or explain the concepts involved. Bullying and social cause-based message boards also don't offer much info; posts come from users and tend to focus on opinions. If WeeWorld truly wants to include education in the mix, adding background on forum topics and stronger game elements, like balancing a budget, would make the site a stronger resource.
The site message boards include an anti-bullying forum.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
The site bans what it calls "sex talk" and encourages users to report any violations. However, some of the forums contain flirty posts about other users being "super sexy" and vague suggestions about what they'd do if locked in room together.
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Filters help block words like "damn"-- but with some creative spelling, users could possibly slip in bad words as they chat.
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Products & Purchases
Many pages feature ads, and some sections also involve prominent product placement for items like Crush soda. A paid membership, offering a banner ad-free site and other perks, costs $5.99 a month or $48 a year.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
There are currently very few references to drinking or drugs on the site's message boards, but because younger users often post on the 25-and-up forum, there's a chance kids could be exposed to discussions about drinking or other adult activities.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that if kids are under 13, they need a parent's permission to register; but all kids need to do is enter an email address and check a box to indicate that a parent says it's OK. If you're involved with the registration, you'll be able to make your child's virtual room private and restrict who can see when your child is online.
Is It Any Good?
Kids can create an avatar, chat, and play games in WEEWORLD, where most of the fun revolves around socializing with other users. Luckily, the chat filters are fairly solid, and messages with references to phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or swears get blocked. However, if kids say they're over 13 when they register, they'll be able to access the site's message boards, covering topics from celebrities to causes and politics. Most forums are clean, but a few contain some iffy references--and one is dedicated to introducing users 25 and up. The most educational activities involve math-related games and challenges to run a business or accept work from other users, which can help teach kids how to manage time and money. However, to move to another level (and do a different kind of job), you may need to complete the same type of task multiple times--which can get a little boring.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.