Franktown Rocks, Pottermore, The Carnegie Cyber Academy, Upper Deck U, FooPets, Animal Jam, Woozworld and SpaceFace are all virtual world websites designated for kids between 10 and 12 according to CommonSenseMedia.org. This website has reviewed all of the previously mentioned virtual worlds and ranked them by how entertaining they are, the quality of the site, and the educational value. Reviews for virtual worlds can be sorted by ranking, so parents can easily identify the highest quality virtual worlds.
Links to all of the virtual worlds reviewed are included in the CommonSenseMedia.org reviews, along with detailed information on the content and types of skills and subjects that can be improved by playing. Each virtual world is listed with the appropriate age, a star ranking based on reviews from parents and kids, and a learning ranking based on how educational the virtual world is.
Parents can search reviews by age, genre, subject, skill, topic and learning rating. The explanation of the learning rating system is on the left side of the Web page.
BestMMOWorlds.BlogSpot.com also has lists of virtual worlds for kids under 13, but no additional information is offered for parents. Many virtual worlds websites include sections of information for helping parents make decisions about allowing their children to take part.