One of the most highly rated social networking sites for kids and teens is Kidzworld.com. MyLOL.com advertises that it is the leading teen network in the world. Skout.com is a dating website that also provides a teen community platform for users between 13 and 18 years old.
Kidzworld is a strictly moderated website, founded by Allen W. Achilles to provide a safe online community for children to make friends and express themselves. It employs behavioral analysis technology and active moderators to ensure a safe, positive experience for its users. Kidzworld has news, chat, games, contests and advice for kids.
MyLOL.com offers teen chat, a mobile app for smart phones and individual profiles similar to other social networking sites. Users must be at least 13 and are not allowed to start an account if they are over 19. MyLOL.com screens for suspicious keywords and moderates photos and chat rooms to protect minors from illegal or offensive material. The website encourages users to report objectionable behavior to keep the community safe.
Skout.com, a location-based social networking application, has created a separate teen site. Users must be at least 13 years old and have parental permission to use Skout for Teens. Once a registered member turns 18, he is automatically moved over to the adult site and can no longer interact with his minor friends on Skout. To keep the younger users safe, Skout employs age-verification software, restricts photo sharing and monitors users for suspicious activity.