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second life for kids – webkinz

Posted by Charles | May 7, 2007 .

While more and more adults seeking second life at secondlife, here is a place, webkinz, for kids too, actually, kids’ pet too. Actually, kids’ virtual pets. Well, not really, kids’ real stuffed pets’ virtual identities in virtual world. Anyway, it’s complicate for us adult but it’s very simple and natural to nowadays’ kids. Basically, here is how it works. You or your kids buy a stuffed animal. It comes with a secret code. Use that code, you get on to the webkinz site, which is developed using Adobe Flash, to adopt the pet. Once the adoption (aka, registration) is done. A “live” pet of the “real” counterpart is alive. Then, your kid needs to keep the pet happy by doing all kinds of activities with it. Of cause there are virtual money can be spent to buy things to make the pet’s life better. Plus, kids can hookup by visiting each other’s world. There are a list of pet types a kid can buy and adopt into the virtual world.

The thing is that today’s kids don’t distinguish between real and virtual. They pause TiVo or DVR without thinking there is recording involved because it just works that way in their life. They don’t think about “real” and “virtual” when play with the “pets”. It’s fun and it’s the way it is. Seems it’s easier doing business with kids. They play. They don’t analyze. Of cause, the business needs to be cool and fun.

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12 Comments so far
  1. John  May 7, 2007 11:13 am

    My daughter plays with that site. Once she said she was never going back to it. After a few questions I realized it was because she hadn’t
    been there for a few days and was afraid if she went there her unicorn would be dead or something.

  2. briana  February 1, 2008 5:13 pm

    i think that webkinz iz really domb

  3. candy  January 28, 2009 12:00 pm

    hi

  4. U Dont need to know  May 17, 2009 7:22 am

    Hi i Play Second Life In IM 12 I Think Second Life is For Kids to its not like there going to do something bad i bet the Second Life owers let there kids play SL. It Sucks Being a Kid some time But i dont care f i get band i can make a new one in a new one all the time so Ya there is know why u can band me form there site there is nothing u can do! the only why i will stop if u give me 45,o000 $ But i know thats not going to happen

  5. jasmin sosa  April 3, 2010 2:16 pm

    GREAT IS A LIFE BUT IN THE THEORY IT AINT

  6. Anonymous  October 2, 2010 12:52 pm

    hallo mat matr or you home

  7. jordan  February 23, 2011 6:10 am

    is there a second life for kids aged 10 and what is it called.

  8. shelly  June 13, 2011 5:59 pm

    Is there a second life for kids aged 10 and what is it called?

  9. SOMETHING PRIVATE  September 15, 2011 5:05 pm

    I Played secondlife.. But i got banned idk whyy.. And than later on it gave my computers a virus.. Anyways i played as a kid ( Kayleigh )

  10. Anonymous  September 25, 2011 8:10 am

    i am a kid and i wanted a game were you do anything ANYTHING but no i used to play webkinz and now its sooo dated i hate it that i found second life but sadly its for grown ups

  11. jorgiena  December 12, 2011 11:13 pm

    my daughter lauren plays webkins and her pet died how is this possible she brought this pet on the 12 of january 2011 and she took a life time saving money to get her pet it died on the 30 of november 2011 my daughter is very sad i contacted the creators and said REAL EMAIL: dear jorgiena bedford im sorry about LAUREN1212444’S pet but if she is so upset buy a new one this does not normaly happen but here is 5000 dollers for your child to spend on webkins continue playing and be safe the webkins team.

    i unlocked the money and lauren spent it when lauren braught a pet it would say REAL COMMENT: you have 5000 dollers you do not have enough to buy a pet sorry. WHY??????? PLEASE HELP MY DAUGHTER

  12. jorgiena  December 12, 2011 11:17 pm

    @ you dont need to know

    im pretty sure you dont talk like that at home

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