Category Archives: Virtual Worlds for Kids

Kids worlds are big business; they have many users but they also have to play by much stricter rules to keep kids safe from predators.

Mashable: 5 Fun and Safe Social Networks for Kids

Just a quick post to pass along a link to a good article from Mashable about social networks especially designed for kids. There are a plenty of kids virtual worlds out there, but these networks focus a bit less on … Continue reading

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Kids’ Worlds Expanding to Mobile Devices

Remember my post from a while back, the one where I postulated that mobile devices killed virtual worlds? ¬†Well, this is me eating some of those words… The word on the street has it that¬†Webkinz is launching a new iOS … Continue reading

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Habbo Hotel Endures the Test of Time: Virtual World Reaches Tenth Anniversary

Habbo’s 10th Anniversary marks transition of virtual worlds from hype to reliable business. Continue reading

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Link to a Great Discussion on COPPA

I just wanted to post a link to this great post on children’s privacy in online worlds. I’ll follow up with some of my own thoughts later, but for now, read on… http://izzyneis.wordpress.com/2010/04/25/lets-chat-coppa/

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Korean Curfew Imposed on Juvenile Gamers Uses National ID Number

Curfew on young gamers is designed to help them get more sleep and reduce the rates of internet addiction, but achieving that goal may prove difficult in other countries. Continue reading

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