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Is Club Penguin a safe game for kids to play online?

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While parents should always take precautions when allowing their children to use the Internet, Club Penguin is designed for children and is safe for them to use. The Club Penguin website features many safety options and parental controls. Parents can limit the in game chat a child sees, as well as limit what their child can say, by using the game's Ultimate Safe Chat feature. Kids can report inappropriate comments and behavior to moderators.

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The Club Penguin website makes safety a priority and has a page devoted to teaching children and parents how to act safely online. The website encourages kids to be respectful, let someone know if something is making them uncomfortable, and not give out personal information. Club Penguin does not allow users to see numbers in the in-game chat, preventing children from giving out addresses, phone numbers or credit card numbers.

The website's safety advice for parents includes being aware of what the children are doing, supervising children while they are using online devices, setting a daily limit for computer usage, talking to kids about Internet safety, and knowing the child's password. The website offers downloads with these tips as well as safety posters and certificates to encourage children to practice online safety.

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