Habitat Heroes is the first global, social networking site for eco-kids. Created by Sharon Lowe, an Australian mother of three, after she observed her daughter online. Lowe decided her daughter and children like her needed a safe social network that was entertaining as well as worthwhile.
Receiving help from environmental experts the site was created and launched just in time for Earth Day 2009.
Habitat Heroes is an interactive online destination where kids can adopt an endangered animal, create a life for it, play games, learn facts about the planet, and communicate with other young conservationists. Kids can create and personalize animal avatars.
This looks like a fabulous site where kids can play, interact and learn. It is something to keep them busy while educating them about recycling, the environment, endangered species and other important topics.
Safety features have been built into the site. Online chats are closely monitored to keep out predators and inappropriate content while parents also have the option to limit use of this function or any other aspect of the site.
“As a mother, I make sure that everything my children do online is safe and worthwhile. I envision Habitat Heroes™ as an online destination where any child can have a truly engaging experience,” said Lowe.
In addition to environmental topics kids can explore other continents, learn about healthy eating, and learn about celebrity eco-heroes.
Finally a site that’s green and I won’t have to worry about my kids getting into any trouble while playing on it.
Habitat Heroes is designed for kids 6-12 years old and is free to join. To sign up visit www.HabitatHeroes.com
[This post was written by Wenona Napolitano.]