With the rise of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and Pinterest, it seems like you can learn just about anything or meet someone who lives across the ocean with the click of a mouse. I remember when the internet came into homes (60 free hours of AOL on CD, anyone?), and I would spend time chatting in group rooms through AOL, meeting new people, and exploring the internet. I suppose I’ve always been an internet enthusiast, but I realize there are dangers out there-especially for kids.

That’s why when I came across KidzWorld, I wanted to share it with you moms out there. It’s a social networking site for children, and it’s WAY more comprehensive than anything I ever saw when I was younger. The premise is basically the same as any adult version- you create a profile, then you have access to forums, hot topics, chat rooms, homework help, and games. KidzWorld was established in 2001 with the intent to create a safe online environment for kids, and they take this responsibility very seriously.

I went ahead and checked out the profile set up to see what the process is like and I was impressed by the helpful pop-ups.

But the safety of over a million kids doesn’t depend on this alone-all content is monitored by staff 24/7. Chat rooms and forums have moderators to ensure all kid-to-kid interaction is safe and positive. Even profile content is monitored to be sure no detailed personal information is shared.  You can read more about the KidzWorld mission and the safety of the site  here.

If you have tweens, I invite you to check out the site! They even have a homework help section-which might get you off the hook 😉

One Response

  1. Graziela

    Thank you for sharing this, I have never heard of this website. Sounds like a great place for kids to hang out. 🙂

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