Safe, free browser offers parent-controlled email and games.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable

There's a profanity filter.


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
Not applicable

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.

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.


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Website details

Genre:Video Sites
Pricing structure:Free

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Parent of a 9 and 11 year old Written byReading rocks 222 September 23, 2010

Safe email for kids- LOVE it!! :)

I love the fact that my kids can have an email account and I choose who they can receive email from, you don't have to worry about them receiving inappropriate email from strangers. The parent sets up a "Buddy list" and the child cannot receive email from a person that isn't on this list, if you aren't a buddy, the email gets put in a "Blocked" folder, where the parent can look through and OK which emails are safe to forward. It's great for kids to communicate with their grandparents. Kids are so tech savvy now. My 9 year old can type faster than her father.
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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 service. We have never received spam or email from anyone not on the buddy list. Very good website, I recommend for all kids from ages 6 to 13.
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.com's zillamail -- really simple to use, he figured it out right away. It's nothing fancy, but just right for kids. No fees; the parent just agrees to receive a monthly e-mailed newsletter that has ads in it. Also, the parent has to approve all e-mail buddies for your child before they can see the e-mails, so it's very secure and very simple. Thumbs up!


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