Sydney, Australia 12th April 2012 – Independent Children’s Entertainment developer Bubble Gum Interactive has announced that its acclaimed virtual universe Little Space Heroes has been awarded the kidSAFE+ Seal of Approval.
The kidSAFE® Seal Program is an independent certification service and seal program that reviews and certifies the safety practices of children-friendly websites and applications, including kid-targeted game sites, virtual worlds, social networks, PC and mobile apps, web-connected devices, and other similar online and interactive products.
The kidSAFE team conducted a rigorous review of Little Space Heroes, testing the website and game against strict safety and privacy criteria. This included testing of our in-game chat which makes use of advanced word filtering to prevent mature content or personal information from being shared. The team at kidSAFE also reviewed our procedures for handling questions and comments from kids and parents to ensure we provided parents with visibility and control, and ensuring there were clear rules and educational information about online safety.
Paul Gray, Director of Community said “We’re committed to delivering a safe, fun and inclusive online game for kids and families. We’re proud to have secured the highest level of independent safety accreditation from the kidSAFE Seal Program. Securing this seal provides even more independent recognition of our efforts to create a safe, fun and inclusive online game for kids and families worldwide.”
Shai Samet, an experienced and award-winning children’s privacy consultant and founder of kidSAFE said “Bubble Gum Interactive has proven their commitment to ensuring a safe online gaming experience. Parents can feel assured that Little Space Heroes meets or exceeds all of the required standards for kidSAFE+ certification and it’s clear that they value player safety very highly.”
The kidSAFE Seal adds to a suite of independent accreditations and ratings by leading organisations. Little Space Heroes is already one of the most independently accredited virtual worlds for kids having been rated E for Everyone, PEGI OK and being awarded a Parents Choice Approved Seal and the Family Friendly Videogames Seal of Approval.
Kids can strap on their jetpacks and blast of for adventure at www.littlespaceheroes.com.
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About Bubble Gum Interactive
Bubble Gum Interactive is an independent children’s entertainment studio based in Sydney, Australia. Founded by kid’s entertainment veterans, Bubble Gum is passionate about creating fun and inclusive experiences that help kid’s discover every day. Learn more at www.bubbleguminteractive.com
About Little Space Heroes
Little Space Heroes is an award-winning family-friendly entertainment brand for kids worldwide. This compelling tale centres on the adventures of the Little Space Heroes as they search the galaxy for the dastardly Lord Shadowbot, a not-so-evil villain with a fear of the dark.
Much more than a virtual world, Little Space Heroes is a virtual universe that provides kids with a safe, social, fun and interactive experience to play with friends online. Since launching in late 2011 at the game has experienced rapid growth and universal praise from kids, parents, teachers and press from over 50 countries.
Discover more and blast off for adventure at www.littlespaceheroes.com
About the kidSAFE® Seal Program
Founded in 2010, the kidSAFE® Seal Program is an independent safety certification service and seal program designed exclusively for children-friendly websites and applications, including kid-targeted game sites, virtual worlds, social networks, PC and mobile apps, web-connected devices, and other similar online and interactive services. Several large kids’ brands, including Cartoon Network, National Geographic, and Fantage are participating members in the program. The program was developed by Samet Privacy, an experienced and award-winning privacy services company based in Los Angeles, and contains an advisory board of some of the world’s leading Internet safety experts. For more information, visit www.kidsafeseal.com.
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