“WhatsWhat.me is a “kids-only” Website (www.whatswhat.me) that provides safe, secure social networking for kids ages 7 to 13 (“tweens”) and utilizes patent pending facial recognition technologies, moderation and kid-friendly features. WhatsWhat.me (Beta) is compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and fosters an age-appropriate,
“no-bullying allowed” community while teaching positive online behavior, Internet safety and related life skills, which will benefit them throughout their lives. For parents, WhatsWhat.me (Beta) offers its Parent Resource Center
(www.whatswhat.me/parents) providing expert advice, news and information on cybersafety for children.”-WhatsWhat.me
We were excited to learn about WhatsWhat because it is for tweens ages 7-13 and C is 11, the perfect age for this site. C has been bugging me to let him sign up for a Facebook account but I have always said no. He is too young and it isn’t safe enough. So when I heard about all the great safety features I told him we could get him a WhatsWhat account. When I told him WhatsWhat is a facebook for kids he said “Really that’s so cool” I knew he would love it 🙂
Signing up an account for your child is Free. They do charge your credit card one cent to make sure your child has parental permission to be using WhatsWhat. It was really quick, within a few minutes he was approved and ready to start enjoying WhatsWhat.
Then when C logged in for the first time it had him take a picture using our webcam. Then every time he logs in in the future it references that picture to make sure it is C logging in and not anyone else. I love that it is not an easy log in process and that it has to be a child logging in. I love knowing that he is in a safe online social environment.
Another great thing is C was able to send invites to his friends email addresses inviting them to WhatsWhat.me. Your child is only able to connect with children in their age group (their grade and the grade above and below). If they want to connect with someone out of their age group then they have to get parental approval.
C is having a blast playing games, connecting with friends, earning MePoints and creating and joining groups on WhatsWhat.me.
This new kids social network is a hit with both my child and me and I am so glad we have found a place for him to talk and share with his friends that is safe!
WhatsWhat.me gets Bragging Rights!
*I wrote this review while participating in the “Keep Kids Safe Online: WhatsWhat.me Safe Kids Social Network Review Program” from WhatsWhat.me. I received compensation to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed are my own.