In creating Little Space Heroes – a revolutionary new virtual universe for kids and families – the team at Bubble Gum placed great emphasis on making sure that the game is a safe and inclusive experience – working hard to go above and beyond minimum requirements so as to create a truly unique experience that helps kids play safely online in an inspiring story-driven world.
Recently we began working with the team at kidSAFE®. 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 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. Little Space Heroes is now kidSAFE certified.
Paul Gray, Director of Community said “Player safety is of utmost importance to us and we were eager to work with kidSAFE given their expertise in online safety and privacy. Securing their Seal provides more independent recognition of our efforts to create a safe, fun and inclusive online game for kids and families worldwide.”
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 the Family Friendly Videogames Seal of Approval.
Shai Samet, an experienced and award-winning children’s privacy consultant and founder of kidSAFE said “Bubble Gum Interactive has demonstrated a very strong commitment to providing a safe online gaming experience for kids. 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.”
Little Space Heroes is story-driven 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 the game has experienced rapid growth and universal praise from kids, parents, teachers and press from over 50 countries. More information on our safety features can be found at our parents information page.
Kids and parents can strap on their jetpacks, fire up their starjets and blast off for adventure at www.littlespaceheroes.com