Roblox is a Massive Multiplayer Online game and virtual community designed for children aged 7 and up. Players can customize their avatars and worlds using building blocks and make their creations come alive with scripts. Scripting also allows players create their own games, which they can share with the community.
Stardoll is an online environment with virtual paper dolls that players can dress up. Players can also customize their own doll avatars with clothes, makeup and accessories and dress up celebrity and user-created dolls. Players can interact with other players through messaging and chat. The Stardoll website also features interactive contests, campaigns and educational games.
National Geographic’s Animal Jam is virtual playground designed for kids who love the outdoors. Players start by creating an avatar of their favorite animal. Players can also build houses for their characters, adopt pets, play games, interact with other players, complete missions and explore the world of Animal Jam.
Poptropica is a virtual world designed for kids ages 6 to 15. Like other online communities, members can customize their avatar and clothing, travel to different areas of Poptropica, play games and chat with each other. Members can also complete quests (also known as “islands”) to get medals and unlock cool items.
Fantage is a virtual world designed for kids ages 6 to 16. It is set in a town-like environment that players can explore. Players can dress up and customize their avatars, adopt pets, chat with other members, play games, earn virtual money, do activities and level up their characters.
Webkinz World is the virtual counterpart of the Webkinz stuffed animals that are sold in stores. Each toy has a secret code that allows access to the Webkinz World website. Webkinz players can adopt new pets, play games, earn prizes and virtual money called KinzCash, complete jobs, interact with other players and do other activities.
Moshi Monsters is a virtual community that features virtual pet avatars. Players can navigate the Moshi Monster world, adopt pets called Moshlings, earn rewards, solve puzzles, dress up their avatars and buy items for their homes. Moshi Monster reportedly has 50 million users.
Club Penguin is a virtual community and online game (MMORPG) designed for kids aged 6 to 14. Players use a penguin avatar to explore a winter world. They can customize their avatars with clothing and accessories, play mini-games, complete missions, earn virtual currency and communicate with other players through chat and private messaging.