Green, Elizabeth Weiss
March 2007
U.S. News & World Report;3/19/2007, Vol. 142 Issue 10, p31
This article discusses a website called Club Penguin where kids live second lives masquerading as chubby aquatic birds. This Internet club has mesmorized elementary school children across North America. The club provides a virtual meeting site for 8-14 year olds. Sophisticated provisions filter anything that looks like an e-mail address, a phone number or profanity. Critics say that these websites are designed to upset the natural balance of life.


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