Kimberly - posted on 01/16/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )
My 8th grade daughter claims to be stealing pixels on a website that is intended for young kids, tweens, and teens. I have checked it out before letting her go on it and its a fun site where you can ONLY talk safely with monitoring, play educational games, buy items, etc. like Animal Jam, Club Penguin, etc. I found out that she's been stealing items from other users when I watched her - which I always normally monitor her. She offers one item, the user agrees, she tells the user to give it to her first, and she just leaves. I looked the game up on Common Sense Media, and parents have said its a very safe site where they ban you permanently if you try giving out personal info and have age-appropriate rules, limits, and games for children of all age groups, but they have complained that its been a bad influence on some of their kids because the game is turning the children into "online scammers" and it influences them in a negative way. What should I tell her? I don't want to get to the point where I'm going to restrict her from being online, but I told her that I AM her legal parent, and I can set limits for her, etc.