At first it sounds terrifying, but in fact the purpose of Togetherville is teach children early-on how to become good digital citizens. It is in full compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and was actually developed by those trained in child development, learning, and online safety.
Aimed to bridge the gap between the parent and child, the child actually signs up through the parent’s Facebook account, which will increase Facebook’s reach, and can only gain contacts with the parent’s permission, placing the responsibility of monitoring on the parent. It is both ad-free and strictly monitored hoping to ensure safe interaction.
The mission of this site is two-fold: 1) to foster safe-social web use starting at a young age and 2) to teach children digital expression as a compliment to their school education. The hope of this site to help children transition into the digital and social network dominated world in which we live as smoothly as possible.