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From what I can gather, its like a facebook for kids. They can talk to other kids and play games etc. I have a 9 and 11yr old boys that want to sign up and use it. Would you feel ok with that. It makes me nervous as I dont like the idea of them talking to other kids on the net (never know who they are talking to) whats your opinion on this?
Hi,

I used to play that game when i was like 12, and it's good that it won't let swear words be used but it's still not so great. I remember some people would do cyber s*x on there and you also don't really know how old the other person is on the other end. If you like you could probably let them play it if you sit down next to them. It's not an unusual thing now days for parents to sit with their kids while the go on the internet and things.
do you have a link?

i would also keep their passwords etc
http://www.habbo.com/

not good at doing links, so not sure if it will work
hi,

Not sure if its the same game my daughter used to play. it was called habbo hotel. I banned her from the game, as one day i was watching her play and found out how it worked. she had no idea who she was talking to and the person was asking personal questions like age and where she lived. So after that it was banned in our house.

SO please be careful.

hi,

Not sure if its the same game my daughter used to play. it was called habbo hotel. I banned her from the game, as one day i was watching her play and found out how it worked. she had no idea who she was talking to and the person was asking personal questions like age and where she lived. So after that it was banned in our house.

SO please be careful.


thats the same one, I feel really uneasy about it. I had a talk about it with my 11yr old son and explained how im unsure of it and that I will look into it. I told him that he would never be sure of who he is talking to and that you have to be careful about giving out personal info etc.

He said 'im 11 mum, I know, what im doing' I tried to explain that they find out through being tricky. He thinks that he knows it all lol I told him Im 37 and I dont know all their tricks to find out info
If you are feeling uneasy about it - I think your answer is in front of you. Mothers instinct - gotta follow it. wink

Personally, no way in a million years would I be letting my kids use anything like it. I can't stand facebook for adults - let alone a kids version. I know its a way to "keep connected" I get it. I just think its a waste of time. People socialising from behind a screen..... you either like the person enough to ring them or see them or you don't. None of this I like them, but I don't have enough time to have a real relationship with them. I will have a pretend relationship where I theoretically care about the things they do, but I don't care enough to see them in real life. gah. how much real life is wasted sitting in a chair poking eachother and sending strawberry plants. Plant a real ****ing tree for climate change for ****s sake!!!
pet peeve.....lol
If you are feeling uneasy about it - I think your answer is in front of you. Mothers instinct - gotta follow it. wink

Personally, no way in a million years would I be letting my kids use anything like it. I can't stand facebook for adults - let alone a kids version. I know its a way to "keep connected" I get it. I just think its a waste of time. People socialising from behind a screen..... you either like the person enough to ring them or see them or you don't. None of this I like them, but I don't have enough time to have a real relationship with them. I will have a pretend relationship where I theoretically care about the things they do, but I don't care enough to see them in real life. gah. how much real life is wasted sitting in a chair poking eachother and sending strawberry plants. Plant a real ****ing tree for climate change for ****s sake!!!
pet peeve.....lol
God i went on there about 2 times to check it out, i didn't even know kids were on there with some of the stuff i saw, i had people trying to pick me up etc.. i seriously thought most off them were adults, i guess anyone eg 40 yr old pedophile could be on there chatting u up asking how old u were, i thought it was creepy so i didn't go on there...
best thing for you to do is when hes at school, go in and make your own profile, walk around and talk to people and learn how to use it! Thats the best way to check it out... i remember making friends with this Scottish girl who was 28 and we talked for hours...

God i went on there about 2 times to check it out, i didn't even know kids were on there with some of the stuff i saw, i had people trying to pick me up etc.. i seriously thought most off them were adults, i guess anyone eg 40 yr old pedophile could be on there chatting u up asking how old u were, i thought it was creepy so i didn't go on there...
best thing for you to do is when hes at school, go in and make your own profile, walk around and talk to people and learn how to use it! Thats the best way to check it out... i remember making friends with this Scottish girl who was 28 and we talked for hours...


I know i saw a show on foxtel aggees ago a married man had a affair with a lady he met off habbo and there were reports of what they talked about and it was disgusting and he had fetishes ....ohhh wont get into it!

Anyway I also agree with OC1246 I dont have fb or anything like that so anti that hey!




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