Zilladog

Website review by
Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Safe, free browser offers parent-controlled email and games.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive messages
Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Language

There's a profanity filter.

Consumerism

Lots of advertising through the "Music and Movie" and "Fun and Games" links, such as Barbie.com, Disney Channel, Crayola, and movie/DVD Web sites that promote products.

Drinking, drugs & smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this browser filters spam, chat rooms, pornography, and other bad stuff, while offering a free, highly controllable email program. The site does accept advertising and offers links to popular movies, DVD's, and Web sites.

User Reviews

Adult Written bycjmason April 9, 2008

Very good for kids

I love the homepage idea of Zilladog.com. It has links to my kids favorite websites so they don't have to go searching the net. They also use the email s... Continue reading
Parent of an infant, 4, and 7 year old Written bySnoWhite December 6, 2008

Your review has it wrong - zilladog email is free and my son loves it!

Hi - Just got my 7 year old his first email account, but was worried about SPAM for obvious reasons. Wanted a safe place he could go, and found it with zilladog... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old February 23, 2014

Zilladog

Zilladog is an amazing email service. Perfect for smaller children because they can have their parents monitoring at all times/
Kid, 10 years old August 23, 2010

great kids email!

when i asked my mom if i could have an email account, she said no but then i found zilladog, and i got an account and kids can email only people on their contac... Continue reading

What's it about?

ZILLADOG.COM is a free, safe, interactive browser created by parents \ for kids 6 to 13. There are web links \ for free, online, parent-approved games such as Pacman and Simon Says, \ music at Radio Disney and KidzBop, and favorite Web sites like \ PBSkids.org, Barbie.com, Disney.com, and Webkinz. Zilladog.com also \ offers a child-safe, spam-free email service known as ZillaMail for \ children and their parents.

Is it any good?

Like it or not, the Internet is a growing part of kids' lives. So why not allow your kids to gain experience with this ever-present technology in a nurturing, safe way? Zilladog.com lets your kids become familiar with email and allows them to correspond with friends and family. There is a lot of parental involvement -- you even get carbon copies of the emails your child sends -- so you can keep close tabs on what's going on. It's a great tool to show kids how to use the Internet and email responsibly.

 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the positive and negative aspects of Internet correspondence like email. Do you think it is okay for young tweens and teenagers to have access to email? Why or why not? Is it a breach of privacy for a parent to have control over who their kids email with?

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