The Universe of Wilby – Safe Social Site for Kids
There’s a reason Facebook and Twitter are so popular, I think folks have a deep desire to remain connected and to be able to learn from , or simply observe others. I’m not commenting on whether that’s good or bad, only that whatever these services are offering, we are most certainly buying it, and our children are no exception. They want to be part of it too, but should they?
I think the answer used to be no, I couldn’t find the upside to my 9 year old having a Facebook account and some of the other “kid-friendly” sites are just a little too “childish”. But now we get to meet Wilby. With thousands of members from 20 different countries, Wilby.tv has officially launched an English version in Europe. Founded by three entrepreneurs (and fathers) concerned about Internet use among younger kids, and education both at school and in the home, The Universe of Wilby is an online social universe helping children six and older by offering effective personal development tools in a safe, fun and educational online entertainment environment.
The Universe of Wilby is designed for children aged 6 to 12 years and with parental support, members can create their own avatars, express themselves, communicate, learn other languages, earn points, watch preselected videos, post their accomplishments, earn rewards and participate in multiplayer educational games already played in over 20,000 primary schools.
This online world also offers an educational animated TV series where the main character, a ten year old boy named Wilby, experiences the daily realities of today’s children and tells his stories to correspondents who write to him from around the world. The Universe of Wilby is a fun, educational and safe online social universe for children and their families and is available for free at www.wilby.tv The English version is available now, and my daughter loves it!