I have to admit, online communities for children make me a bit nervous. With the increased use of Facebook, Twitter, and texting our children are connected in ways I couldn't have imagined. As a parent, I want to protect my children from unwanted influences as much as possible. I know there are a lot of safe online communities out there, but finding them can be challenging. So, I was thrilled to have connected with iTwixie, an online community for tween girls.
iTwixie offers a place for tween girls to connect in a safe environment that focuses on positive encouragement and building self-esteem. With a variety of categories including iThink, iMActive, iTwixology, and iConnect girls can learn about a many different topics that interest them. iTwixie also features Twixing, a paid chat service for $2.99/month. The great thing about Twixing is that an iTwixieAdmin is an active participant on every chat, so that every girl has a positive voice, role model and moderator for safety, and parents can feel confident that their daughters will not experience bullying or inappropriate comments when they are Twixing. Additionally, iTwixie has a Parent Circle to keep parents informed of changes in the online community and features positive parenting advice and articles.
So, if you are the parent of a tween girl or know of a tween girl who would be interested in joining iTwixie, make sure to visit their site and tell them we sent you :)
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If you know of any other online communities for children that you feel are safe and appropriate, we would love to hear about them. Please leave a comment below so others can check them out as well.