What Is "Club Penguin"?


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Club Penguin is a virtual online world that lets kids engage with each other within an animated social media environment while participating in fun activities and playing games. This world is inhabited by a fun-loving bunch of penguins. There is free and paid access. Kids that join the club personalize a penguin avatar and socialize with other Club Penguin members. Memberships last for 1, 6 and 12 months.

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What Is "Club Penguin"?
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Club Penguin is partnered with Disney. Children are encouraged to participate in this colorfully creative world but are also expected to adhere to the rules to maintain a safe and friendly environment. The simple rules include showing respect for fellow penguins, avoiding inappropriate language and keeping personal information private. The site also has a strong no-cheating rule. Most games and activities revolve around educational play and teaching kids how to be good citizens.

The site has instituted parental controls to allow parents to protect children in various ways. For instance, there is a safe-chat feature with canned messages, as opposed to a live chat that lets children write whatever they want. The amount of time spent on the site can be set. Parents may change a child's password at any time. Parents can monitor their child's site activity as well.

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