Dating virtual worlds for kids
Create your own unique virtual Avatar character, and enter a vast world featuring hundreds of mini games and more than 32,000 collectible items such as clothes, hairstyles, shoes, accessories, and even pets!Hang out in cool virtual settings such as coffee shops, shopping malls, beaches, and more.Moderators also immerse themselves in the game, going undercover to monitor slang trends and look for new phrases."Our moderators are working around the clock," Poitras said. We're able to get a very good sense of what's going on in the environment and in the audience." Poitras said Club Penguin has "hundreds" of moderators worldwide, which he believes is one of the largest if not the largest moderation staff out of comparable sites.Online dating for middle schoolers is pretty primitive. " Kids pair off by asking "say 123 if u want me" and break up just as abruptly — like, five minutes later — by dropping a quick "brb" and then disappearing to another server."First, you find a good looking one," one user explained in a You Tube video entitled "How to get a girlfriend on Fantage." "Then you ask her to be ur girlfriend. Boyfriends and girlfriends can do little besides chat, go to the virtual pizza parlor, play games against each other, and send heart emoticons back and forth.
There’s the Finnish Habbo Hotel, the National Geographic-owned Animal Jam, the Disney-owned Club Penguin, and more.Fantage is one of many free and paid virtual worlds that have attracted 66.4 million active users from age seven to 13, according to virtual world research firm KZero.There’s Webkinz, a world based around the virtual alter egos of the plush toys found in stores.Club Penguin is one of the most popular kiddie worlds with around 200 million registered users and an average age between 11 and 12, according to KZero.Bought by Disney in 2007, Club Penguin does its moderation in-house.