My Secret Circle is a fun new online environment sold exclusively at Justice stores and created specifically for the 8-12 year old girl not yet allowed on other social networking sites like Facebook. Once the keys are purchased, there are no additional fees, personal information or registration required.
According to their website:
Within the My Secret Circle™ world, your child can create their social circles. The My Secret Circle Access Key give your child access to journal, instant message, play games and photo share. Your child can also have access to unlimited online voice-chat with the My Secret Circle Voice-Chat Headset™.
My Secret Circle is secure in two ways:
1. Utilizing proprietary technology, the My Secret Circle Access Key™ contains an embedded code that is recognized by My Secret Circle’s™ private browser when connected to your computer. Because this unique code is located in a hardware solution; no personal information, registration or login is ever needed—and no one from the outside world can seek your child out.
Also while entered into the My Secret Circle world— the internet navigation bar is completely stripped away—meaning your child can never navigate outside of the circle to other websites.
2. My Secret Circle™ users must invite and exchange unique charms codes with real-life friends. My Secret Circle Friend Code™ Generator generates a unique 12 digit number. This number (Friend Code) must be exchanged through our invitation system.
The 12 digit number (Friend Code) is only good for one time use for one friend. It can never be reused by other non-approved friends. Anytime your child would like to add another “friend” to her circle, she must generate a new Friend Code, and her friend must own the access key.It is no secret that I am a mother of two little boys. So what am I doing reviewing a product for tween girls? I just happen to have a niece, Lilly, who is 11 and who loves to interact online and play games. She also has a very close friend, a BFF, whom she is in constant contact whether face to face or on the phone. I, being the cool aunt I am, decided to take the opportunity given to me to review this product, through her eyes. I think she thinks I’m the coolest aunt ever. (I think she already thought that but hey, it helps me retain my status.)
Lilly received the BFF pack which was perfect since it allowed her to give one to her best friend immediately. That was apparently one of the funnest aspects~ to be able to give something she got as a gift also to her best friend and immediately use it. Lilly’s grandpa (my dad) helped her set it up and I hear it was pretty simple and user friendly.
They love it and use it all the time. One of their favorite features was being able to upload pictures, create a slide show and alter the pictures. I hear they were having a blast drawing horns on each other’s pictures and having the people in the pictures say silly things. They also love communicating with each other. It also works great that it is easily portable. Lilly can easily bring it with her home or use it at her grandparents.
My sister loves that she is safe from predators with its unique code feature. I tried to get them to cough up something they don’t like about My Secret Circle but they couldn’t think of a single thing and they’ve been using it for a few weeks.
Would you like the chance to try it out with the tween girl in your life?
Senario has offered to give one of my readers a My Secret Circle Access Key! (a $19.99 value!)
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