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Best Social Networks For Kids

6 Great Social Networking Sites Just For Kids

It's no secret that Facebook bans tens of thousands of kids every day from trying to sign up for an account. And it's no shocker either that children lie about their age in order to get access, which can set them up for privacy or safety issues.

If your tot or tween has been begging for the ability to update her status, there are many safe, kid-specific social networks to choose from. These sites follow the regulations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which regulates how much personal information sites can ask from children, among other things. Check out the list of the top social networking sites for kids after the break!

  • Grom Social: When one 11-year-old got kicked off Facebook recently, he decided to start his own social network — no joke. The result is a space for kids to chat, share videos, get homework help, and more, with 24/7 live monitoring. Only adults who are parent-approved can join the site, and mom and dad receive regular e-mails updating them on their kid's online activity. Cost: free. Age: 15 and under.
  • Everloop: The award-winning site calls itself a "social looping platform" because it creates a privacy loop around kids' connections and interests, be it sports, music, or jokes. Kids can add friends and engage with other kids online, but always under the watchful eye of their parents, who have their own monitoring accounts. Cost: free. Age: tweens.
  • Fanlala: Touting itself as a tween celebrity social network, kids can engage in all types of games, quizzes, and content related to celebrities, television, movies, and music. Fanlala requires a credit card authorized-parent account before kids under age 13 can sign up. Afterward, they can join fan clubs or create groups with their friends. Cost: free. Age: tweens.
  • Yoursphere: This site, which requires parents to go through a background check for verification before activating a child's account, lets kids create "spheres" and personal blogs based on interests such as sports, TV shows, and online games. Cost: free. Age: 18 and under.
  • Kidzworld: Among celeb news, advice columns, and games is the KW Zone, the social networking part of the site with blogs, boards, and other fully moderated ways to connect with friends. Cost: free. Age: 9 to 14.
  • giantHello: Often compared to Facebook, giantHello centers around social gaming but includes features like profile pages, photo uploading, status updates, and more. Before kids post personally identifiable information, giantHello requires parental approval. Plus, they can only invite friends via email, a code that's printed and delivered in person, or if they know someone through a mutual friend. Cost: free. Age: 7 to 13.
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Sadhna15279451 Sadhna15279451 2 years
It is a new social networking website to connects people : http://bing.fm
Wairokachim-P Wairokachim-P 3 years
After all kids deserve to have a safe and interactive portal to communicate with each other. Kids are having an amazing experience in https://www.gungroo.com/ . Gungroo aims to provide the safe web presence for kids. Gungroo enables kids to cross-post on various other social sites and allows them to communicate with the rest of the world. All this while the parents can filter out spam and disallow posts that can harm kids.    
nithy nithy 3 years
I have just created a new site, avotars.com, its really safe for kids, and parents can monitor the kids account. Kids are private, and can connect with their nannies, and use the calendar and schedule to manage their daily activities.  Its not just for kids, but anyone can use it. Try it.  
Okehi3029626 Okehi3029626 3 years
cool
lillyblossom lillyblossom 4 years
It's also worth mentionning OKIEPOKIE , great for young kids and great graphics, also very safe :)
kmckay kmckay 4 years
Seriously?!?!? How about we teach kids to actually communicate with live people, make friends and solve problems in real life and use imaginations and play.
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