My Secret Circle, from Scenario, is a new, really fun secure social networking program for tweens. Very Facebook / MySpace like but safe and recommended for ages 8 to 12.
My Secret Circle is not a website, it’s more of a plug ‘n’ play product, invisible to the online world that allows girls to connect and have a whole lot of fun. Girls can create their own All-About-Me profile pages using the Diva Designer avatar tool. Also included is instant messaging, fun games and an extensive photo feature in which girls can upload photos and edit them by adding text and cool décor, they can even create slideshows
My daughter (10 yr) is excited about the journal section, she has big “blogging” plans after hearing me talk about my blog for years now. I like it that she has the option of sharing her journal entries within her circle or keeping them private. Another thing I really like is they can do all of this but only with friends that are connected on My Secret Circle by exchanging private codes. Once a code is used to connect two friends, it is inactive and can never be used again. Since the codes are embedded in the product itself, girls never need to upload personal information online, further enhancing the security.
“Studies show that more than 25 percent of girls ages nine to 17 are heavy users of social networking sites. Girls rule the social networking world, yet there aren’t any secure communities geared toward them,” says Mike Nakamura, founder and CEO of Senario. “My Secret Circle presents this demographic with the ability to create completely private communities with friends, while avoiding the advertising and strangers present on other social networking sites.”
After hearing me say no over and over every time she has asked to start a blog, finally she has a creative and fun place of her own that we can both live with.
My Secret Circle is currently available for purchase at Justice stores across the nation for $19.99. Justice is the subsidiary of Tween Brands (NYSE:TWB), the largest premier tween specialty retailer in the world providing the hottest fashion merchandise and accessories for girls ages seven to14. The B.F.F. Pack retails for $29.99 and the chat headset with microphone is $14.99.
You can win a My Secret Circle Access Key here on my website by simply leaving me a comment on this entry. One winner will be chosen using Random.org and contacted by email on July 20th.
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