Educational Games For Kids

Although the traditional family night around the board game is not extinct, the trend towards kids online video games and computer games cannot be denied. Find out how to find safe and educational online sources for your little gamer by reading on below.

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Tips for young online gamers

If you're going to let your child go online for entertainment, they are never too young, or too old, to emphasize these basic rules for safety:

  • Only go on sites or play games that your parents gave you permission to visit
  • Only accept "friends" from people you already know offline
  • Never give out personal information, neither through chatting nor on your profile
  • Do not communicate with people online that you don't know, even if they say they know you
  • Do not agree to meet anyone offline

Remember to limit game time and balance it with lots of personal interaction with "real" friends and family. As long as you know your offspring is being safe when he or she is plugged in, online games can be a fun, educational resource!

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Comments on "Finding safe online games for kids"

Mama December 13, 2009 | 4:03 PM

How funny to see comments about Webosaurs, because while I was reading the article, that's the site I was thinking of! My kids have been playing it for about a month now, and it's really awesome. I'm getting them memberships for Christmas. They're having a deal now.

Dawna October 08, 2009 | 5:17 PM

I have to agree with Mommy2313, Webosaurs is one of the safest games I've found. According to the Player Safety info on their website, they use NetModerator by Crisp Thinking to monitor chat for bullying and unsafe conversations. They also have trained, on-site moderators, chat filters, and the option to choose SafeChat mode for your child. I feel confident in my child's safety when they play Webosaurs.

Mommy2313 October 04, 2009 | 4:35 PM

My sons love Webosaurs (www.beta.webosaurs)! They get to stomp around Webosaurs Island and play minigames as well as decorate their caves. It's safe and educational as well as fun!

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