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ZuiTube lets kids explore only age-appropriate YouTube videos
No email, chat or text
Parental controls allow you to monitor what your kids have been doing on Kidzui
Cons: Can be quite busy visually, asks kids to upgrade to join 'cool' premium paid version
Free, but contains commercial content
Competitors to Kidzui include KidRocket (very limited number of websites for kids plus PC desktop protection from little fingers) and Kido'z (new kids browser for very young kids, very simple and more limited number of sites available to kids)
Bigger kids love the original Webkinz which allows kids to "adopt" (buy) a stuffed animal. The animals come with a Code for the website where your child can care for the virtual pet, play games, and earn and spend “KinzCash” to buy clothes and furniture for the pet's room
Webkinz Jr. is similar, but is tailored for preschoolers and is easier to navigate
Kids love Webkinz and Webkinz Jr.
But, be aware that it can lure your kids in for long periods of time, and the site encourages spending. Make sure to set time limits and to monitor usage
Disney has a large number of overlapping, confusing websites. Two free sites made for preschoolers contain age appropriate videos, games and free printables:
Disney Preschool Slightly simpler site with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Little Einsteins, Oso, Handy Manny, Cars, Toy Story, Disney Princesses, Tigger & Pooh, Imagination Movers
Playhouse Disney Very busy looking site with all the Playhouse Disney channel show characters: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Imagination Movers, Oso, Little Einsteins, Charlie + Lola, Happy Monster Band etc.
Note Disney has many good sites for older kids that are linked at the websites above.
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Norton Online Family This FREE Web-based product has everything you'd expect in a parental-control system and more
It blocks bad sites, controls time on the computer, supervises chat, and even watches social network use on all your PCs and Macs. Settings are stored in the cloud, making remote configuration and reporting simple.