About Club Penguin

by Barbara J. Feldman on December 27, 2007

As you might already be aware, Club Penguin is a virtual world that has been created for children between the ages of six and fourteen, although pretty much anybody can join Club Penguin. But this world is designed with children in mind and it gives them a fun and safe environment to meet new people and interact with them, while at the same time, play games and complete missions. Unlike adult virtual worlds, Club Penguin does not allow people the freedom of doing anything that they wish. In fact there are some very strict guidelines and rules in effect for Club Penguin.

Here are some things that you should know about Club Penguin.

Number one:

the Club Penguin’s parents’ guide. This is basically a page that is dedicated to the parents of children who wish to play Club Penguin. This guide will answer any and all questions that parents have about Club Penguin. It will allow the parents to participate in a tour of Club Penguin, so they can see what their children will be doing. Not only does it do all of that, but it also provides tips to parents about how to keep their kids safe on the Internet, as well as numerous other resources that parents will find very useful.

Number two:

Something else that you need to be aware of is that Club Penguin is completely moderated. What this means is that there are numerous people who watch what is going on at all times to ensure that no profanity is used nor any kind of harassment or abuse towards any player. And if you abuse the rules of the game then you are most likely going to end up with a ban. In fact, most of the time if you use any type of profanity you are going to get automatically banned for at least twenty four hours. And if the behavior continues you can end up with a longer ban. Keep in mind that if you get between three to five bans, depending on what the bans were for, you can get a permanent ban.

Number three:

Like most virtual worlds, chatting is a huge aspect of the game because you are going to need to communicate with other players. But unlike other virtual worlds the chat options in this game are different then regular virtual worlds because this game is designed for kids from six to fourteen. The two methods of chat are Ultimate-Safe Chat mode, which allows players to select what they want to say from a predefined list of phrases. The second method of chat is the Standard-Safe Chat mode which allows players to enter in custom messages, but these messages are always censored for any vulgar language.

Number four:

Club Penguin is an online world that offers cartoon Penguins for avatars rather than human forms. The Penguins then waddle around and talk to one another, play minigames and participate in a wide range of activities that are available in the snow covered virtual world; of course it is snow covered; you never see Penguins living on the beach do you? And just like other virtual world games you have to sign up for an account in order to play. And like other virtual worlds when you create an account you actually have two options.

Number five:

The two different accounts are a paid account, which will actually give you access to members only areas. The paid account costs $5.95 each month and if you pay by credit card it is automatically renewed. But you also have the option of paying for six months at a time or paying for a year in advance. The only option that will automatically renew itself is the monthly membership that is paid by credit card. The other account is a free account that will give you basic access to Club Penguin.

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Feldman, Barbara. "About Club Penguin." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 27 Dec. 2007. Web. 23 Oct. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/1249/about-club-penguin/ >.


  • Judi Lynch

    My grandson would like to know when Club Penquin will be working again. He is a member and really misses the games. He doen’t like the clown on the site that comes up.
    I hope everthing works out soon.

    Thank you

  • Judi Lynch

    My grandson(age 8) would like to know when Club Penquin will be working again. He is a member and really misses the games. He doen’t like the clown on the site that comes up.
    I hope everthing works out soon.

    Thank you