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(out of 6 reviews)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Review this title!
Adult Written byaimeejohns February 20, 2010
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Not very safe

Not as safe as it seems. It has a long way to go
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Safety and privacy concerns
Parent of a 6, 9, and 12 year old Written byhoss88 July 4, 2011
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

dangerous!

first of all, part of this site is OURWORLD, which CSM rates at age 13, but this site is rated 9. what gives???? I can tell you that I find the content far too violent and sex-infused for my 10 and 12 yo's. and my 12 yo has been found by and able to find other participants via the site itself, so the privacy is a joke.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent Written byChandDad June 27, 2011
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Yoursphere is great fun for kids, educational & safe

My 10 year old son is a huge fan of Yoursphere. He is on the shy side so the social aspect of this site has really helped build his confidence by connecting him to kids who share his interests. He's made friends from kids all over the country, and I don't worry about inappropriate contact from adults one bit. The site monitors activity very closely and handles any off-limits behavior in a timely. sensitive manner. Also, the founder has a website called YoursphereForParents that I subscribed to awhile ago. It has easy to understand practical advice for setting privacy controls on all your kids' electronic toys, and I've learned a lot about some of the seriously privacy and safety issues that affect families. I encourage my family and friends to be informed and proactive. The Internet and social sites have so much to offer but like anything else you need to use these tools appropriately. My son told me I should be sure to tell you that Yoursphere is :"fun", kids can do "a lot of cool stuff" and the virtual world is "awesome."
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Parent of a 6, 10, and 13 year old Written byMusingsfromMe April 21, 2009
AGE
9
QUALITY
 

My Daughter Loves Yoursphere

Like any 13-year-old my daughter wants to dive head first in to the "rule free" world of adults. She grimaces and rolls her eyes with the best of them. Like any mom I want to keep my daughter young and protected. I cringe at the number of my daughter's friends who have set up MySpace and FaceBook pages -- without their parent's permission AND using phony ages. Yes, these 12- and 13-year-olds are listing themselves as 15 or older. As an adult I know to only accept friends who I KNOW. I have a feeling a 13-year-old might accept any and all friendship requests. Who knows who is lurking on FaceBook trolling for unsuspecting teens. Scary. For me, Yoursphere is a safe place for my daughter to network. I am confident about and comfortable with the environment of the spheres on Yoursphere. My daughter, a budding writer, loves writing on Yoursphere. Yoursphere allows kids to write about what they want -- I am sure at times the writing seems juvenile and irrelevant to adults, but these are kids 9-18 writing for other kids 9-18. My daughter loves the feedback she gets from other budding writers in her writing sphere. She refers to them as her "peer editors." As for the cost of Yoursphere, I look back at the computer games and online services I have purchased in the past for my children when they were younger. In the past I have purchased a CD-ROM game or two per year for approx. $30 per game. I've also paid for about 30 WebKinz and the online experience for my little ones @$12-$14 each. Yoursphere is an extension of my child's online learning experience.
Adult Written byAl Jackson April 15, 2012
AGE
2
QUALITY
 

Great website!

My friend was being cyberbullied and he found this website to prevent him from being cyberbullied.The website was GREAT!
Educator Written byJane Fleck June 17, 2010
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Yousphere site is not very active. ClubPonyPals.com has an active social network, lots of positive messages and its 100% adult human moderated. There are fun games and the social site is free. Plus you can adopt and ride a pony!