Monday, September 13, 2010

{Cool for School} My Secret Circle


Keeping your kids safe online is always a difficult task, but even with parental controls we still may not know who they have made friends with or if those friends are who they claim to be. My Secret Circle is a diary for girls age 8-12 which gives them a special place to record their thoughts, experiences, and photos in an online social network that is only open to selected friends.

Each user can create their own profile with a Diva Designer avatar tool and All-About-Me pages and their online journal can be kept private or public for friends to read. They can chat with their friends through instant messaging or buy a separate headset in order to use voice chat. Other features include games and an extensive photo section which allows girls to upload photos, add text and create slide shows.


My Secret Circle is a Plug'n-play USB key that girls can plug in where ever there is a computer with Internet. Each USB comes with it's own unique ID code and only those who know the code and have their own USB will be able to connect with your child. Since the codes are embedded into the product itself, girls never need to upload personal information online. It is impossible to embed links to other websites or browse online when a My Secret Circle key is plugged into the computer.

I received the My Secret Circle B.F.F. pack for review which includes two access keys and retails for around $19.99. Single keys are also available to purchase for around $12.99 and both are available from Amazon.com and Target stores. I think this is an excellent product for tween girls but wish that there was a similar product for boys. My daughter is turning 6 next month, but is still a little too young for this one yet. Please check out the video and take a look around their website if you would like to learn more about My Secret Circle.

8 comments:

Carrie and Mike Groff said...

Hello! Stopping by from the Southern Belle Marketing Blog Hop today! Now following your blog! Look forward to connecting with you!

Carrie A Groff
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Sheri Carpetenter said...

These things are so cool. I have been looking at them. Thanks for the review it helps to decide whether I will buy for my daughter or not and now I think I will.

Crystal said...

How Cool! I wish my daughter was older

Katie said...

Wow! This is awesome and I love the security that goes with it...Christmas is just around the corner!!

clschaan said...

so neat .. they never had stuff like this when i was a kid!

Amber said...

These sound like a great idea! I think it would be a perfect Christmas gift for my niece! Thanks for the review!

Living on Love and Cents said...

What a great idea! I love that you need a code to access it. Gives them privacy. I remember the diary I used to have--anyone could read it! This is wonderful!

Eileen said...

I am over the moon on this! My daughter JUST turned 11 and wants to do the other social networks like her teen sibs, but it is SO dangerous out there! This would be great for a gift but then would have to have ALL her friends sign up too, to be able to chat? dont know if we could get that going. I do like what they offer and think it's great to have a page to go to that is age appropriate! thanks for the review...never heard of this before!