My oldest daughter is only 8 years old, but she’s pretty tech savvy like most kids her age. She’s asked me when she’ll get a cell phone like mine (Smart phone), she’s always asking to get on the computer, knows her way around, how to navigate to different websites. She’s got the internet down! She’s also got a social networking account, which we monitor, and she doesn’t even know the password to.
However, since school has started, she’s asked if she could add some of her friends to her account. That’s where I start to worry. Let’s be honest, I have let her have her own account, I personally add friends/family to her account, she’s not even sure how to, or what that notification means but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before she clicks on it and accepts. That’s where I worry. I’m OK with family but her friends, I’m just not so sure… Let’s be honest, this social networking site isn’t the safest most secure Social Network for Kids.
I trust her, yet I want to have her safe, I want to keep her information safe and secure, and as she gets older that’s going to be harder to do, so why not start now is the way I see it. I don’t discourage her from being social, but we have to teach her the dangers of it. I was recently introduced to KidzWorld.com, one of the newer and safer Social Networking Sites for Kids. One place I’m really considering letting her set up an account to once she’s a bit older.
KidzWorld.com is for kids aged 9-14 and filled with entertainment, games, and chat boards where kids can interact with each other. My first initial thought was how can you be sure kids are just that… Kids… Well, all of the boards, and chat areas, wherever kids are going to interact with one another are monitored and moderated at ALL times! Kids also CANNOT share personal information like their full name, address, telephone number etc. KidzWorld.com makes sure they keep their users safe, and keep us parents at ease with letting our children be social online.
There’s fun age appropriate videos to watch and games to play. Kids can not only interact and talk to one another, they can get their own thoughts out via their own blog posts on Kidzworld as well. There’s even educational ideas for kids, educators and parents to use.
I’ve browsed around the site without a login and will be seriously considering letting my daughter sign up herself, and tell her friends about it too so they can all interact there instead since it’s a safer environment.
If you’re interested in finding out more about social networking sites for kids and how their safety is protected visit Kidzworld.com today.
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September 29, 2011 – 9:57 AM - | Posted in Reviews, websites for kids | 1 Comment »