Togetherville is an online neighborhood where kids are free to be themselves,parents are in charge and family and friends are get in on the act.
When it comes to social networking, Facebook pretty much has a stronghold on everything…well, except for the young ones out there who cannot sign up due to the site’s age restriction.
Enter Togetherville.com, a new social networking site that launched its beta version this week. It allows the little takes out there to have their very first social networking account, with parents required to sign up as a supervisor on the account.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) created all sorts of limits on what kind of personal data Web site owners can and can not collect from child users.
Togetherville is completely compliant with COPPA, and focuses on letting children talk and play games with their friends.
The site is completely ad-free, and parents have full access to what their children are doing on the site. Lots of safety measures have been put into place. Where Togetherville hopes to earn its profits is through micro transactions: parents fund their children’s accounts with virtual dollars that can be used to buy games and other digital goods.