As an extremely protective parent who won’t let her tweens have Facebook accounts, I was thrilled to receive information and samples on My Secret Circle, a secure social networking world for girls. We received the BFF pack, which contains two access keys. Andie gave one to her best friend and they have been having a blast instant messaging each other.
What I love the most about My Secret Circle is that girls can only be online with their own friends. Obviously the drawback to this is that anyone who wants to be included in this social networking world must purchase an access key, but with the dangers out there in the social networking world for young girls, I think the relatively low cost is totally worth it for those under the age of 13, especially because there are no further costs involved.
Andie and her friend are fans. Not only can they chat, they can share pictures and play games too. Andie really likes the Journal feature as well, since she’s a journal-er. I love that I don’t have to feel too bad about saying no to Facebook; I just wish more parents would say no to Facebook and MySpace for their tweens and yes to this alternative instead.
A My Secret Circle BFF Pack. From the website:
Unlock your secret circle! A key for you and your best friend too!
Stay connected with your friends online with My Secret Circle BBF Pack™! With the BFF pack you get to select your very first circle friend! Online Access Keys unlocks the ability to Journal, Instant Message, Play Games and share photos with your Secret Circle!
No subscriptions or additional fees required.
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