Kids Social Networking is Now Safe With Pen Pal Kids Club
CARMEL, Calif., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Pen Pal Kids Club, the world’s only safe, translated global social network for children, today announced its global launch. Pen Pal Kids Club is an edu-tainment website where kids can freely SHARE, EXPLORE & PLAY with other kids around the world. “I have always believed that if kids had the opportunity to experience one another on a ‘global playground,’ learned prejudices would be virtually non-existent,” says Pen Pal Kids Club Creator and Co-Founder Shelley A. Aliotti. “Here is that opportunity,” she adds.
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Many of today’s parents grew up with pen pals–friends from other parts of the world with whom they exchanged letters. Pen Pal Kids Club fosters these nostalgic relationships, but takes it to a new-level, thanks to the automated and filtered safe translations in seven key languages, of the Pen Pal Kids Club Postcards. Here kids will establish their likes, interests and country-locations all within the safety of an avatar which protect their personal identities.
The automatic translations are in English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, French, Italian and German.
Within the Pen Pal Kids Club site, high quality, fresh and relevant information is provided through an exclusive partnership with Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. for Kids. This database is the world-leading online encyclopedia that has been collecting and offering data since 1768. This partnership ensures that every child gets age-appropriate and accurate text, graphs and videos around the clock, without any links to take them off the PPKC site.
Pen Pal Kids Club’s interactive games entertain, as well as teach about other countries and their cultures. Some of these games include:
Trivial Travails! – How much do you know about the world? Compete against 3 other members, from around the world…in real-time, to answer fast-paced quiz questions. The first one to make a trail from one side of the board to the other is the winner.
Fare Fair! – Help customers choose a meal that is native to their country. Learn to recognize and associate foreign words, foods and currencies, but work quickly before time runs out.
They’re There! – Search through interesting scenes and monuments to find hidden objects. Find them all before time runs out and you win…and much more…
Pen Pal Kids Club is a virtual community where real kids learn from and inspire each other via pen-pal’ing online as a modern spin on the nostaglic “pen pal relationships.” Through virtual postcards from their pen pals, kids can share with each other on a global basis and receive translated responses in their language. While it feels like fun and play, children will also gain insights into other cultures from around the world.
The online security of Pen Pal Kids Club members is of utmost priority, thus their parents are in control of how their children may communicate. “Pen Pal Kids Club is wrapped in a security blanket,” says Pen Pal Kids Club Co-Founder John A. Aliotti.
“Through the latest in technology and around-the-clock monitoring by administrators, Pen Pal Kids Club ensures that no inappropriate activities are taking place…guaranteed.” Aliotti also adds, “We also believe it is up to the parent to have full control of his or her child’s activities with their personal Parent Controls within the site. This ensures that a child is only able to share as much information and content as his or her parent is comfortable with. “PPKC is fully compliant with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) www.coppa.org. PPKC has recently earned the TRUSTe seal of safety, www.truste.com.
The feature that most notably differentiates Pen Pal Kids Club from other websites is its strong educational curriculum. According to the site’s Chief Developer, John Geiger of Tracer Media, “By establishing a solid educational foundation that is aligned to national standards, the site will not only complement existing educational materials but will also provide content that will foster engaging and meaningful interactions.”
About Pen Pals Kids Club Pen Pal Kids Club is the only ‘Global Social-Network edu-tainment website for children.’ They can SHARE, EXPLORE & PLAY with pen pals around the world in a safe environment. This website is the continuation of the children’s book that Mrs. Aliotti wrote, illustrated and published 1995–My Pen Pal Scrapbook: An Educational Journey Through World CulturesÃ‚©. The Pen Pal Kids Club website combines the elements of education, socialization and play, allowing kids to break down geographic and cultural barriers in a nostalgic fun, secure and interactive atmosphere.
SOURCE Pen Pal Kids Club Inc