Parents beware, the Moshi Monster menace has come to Canberra

johnboy 3 March 2011 5

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The All Seeing Eye has sensed a disturbance in the force (to mix genres).

Moshi Monsters” is trending hard in Canberra according to Google.

Wikipedia describes Moshi Monsters as “Facebook for children”.

Essentially it’s a lot like good old Tamagotchi, but web based, socially networked and, dangerously, making its money from “premium media purchases” which means the kids who pay the most get the best game.

But they seem to be red hot on things to get kids attention and even promise “Rocks are magically created from your brainwaves!”

One for parents to be very wary of.

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5 Responses to Parents beware, the Moshi Monster menace has come to Canberra
dtc dtc 8:33 pm 04 Mar 11

Its been popular for a few years – hits around year 1ish. More popular amongst girls – the guys trend towards club penguin (before hitting pokemon)

aronde aronde 7:05 pm 03 Mar 11

It was recently reviewed on Good Game (ABC3) hence the increased search trend on google. Luckily our kids were not interested in these types of games at all!

Kuku Kuku 6:36 pm 03 Mar 11

Thanks for this posting JB. It’s hit our school and the kereru and I spent the weekend trying to get our ‘small’ adult type brains around it. Thankfully Miss Kuku only had a three day free trial but we wont be buying a subscription.
Keep with Club Penguin or for a better Aussie version Kidna World.

qbngeek qbngeek 4:27 pm 03 Mar 11

We have club Penguin for our son. One flat subscription and he has access to all the goodies adn it is pretty cheap to.

We also use KidZui as a browser for him adn he stays out of trouble.

See Jooooolia and Co, I don’t need your stupid internet filter. I am a responsible parent that uses a kids browser and parental lockouts on our game consoles and my son is perfectly safe. If only I could protect him from the violence and gore on the news adn in the schools…..

eyeLikeCarrots eyeLikeCarrots 4:25 pm 03 Mar 11

Why didn’t I think of this way to fleece parents ?

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