Informations for parents
Dear parents, dear educators and interested people,
At this point we would like to introduce and explain our portal Kibagames.com to you. Our intention is to support the internet use of your protégés and to teach you media skills:
Browser games, HTML5 games, casual games - "Children and youth entertainment in the new media".
Playful use of the Internet is becoming increasingly important in society - children are introduced to virtual worlds as early as preschool, but unfortunately are far too rarely accompanied further. We therefore take the responsibility of creating age-appropriate communication and learning structures very seriously and do not want to leave you alone with your questions. With the following texts, we hope to be able to shed some light on the subject.
What are HTML5 games and casual games?
First and foremost, our passion! HTML5" is a computer language that is used to program most of the games on our portal. Compared to Flash, HTML5 offers the advantage that the games can be played on the PC as well as on the smartphone or tablet in the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome).
The generic term "casual games" refers to playful pastimes "for in between". The games are kept entertaining and simple, so that no reading of complicated rules is necessary. Simple operation by mouse click, keyboard, and tapping and swiping on the smartphone also offer young and old a quick immersion in the game worlds of Kibagames.
Can I feel safe on Kibagames.com?
Definitely! The entire Kibagames.com team attaches great importance to the appropriateness of the content. We check all elements published on Kibagames.com in advance: child and family friendliness for our users means that children and young people do not see any unsuitable content on Kibagames.com. Both in games themselves and in the public comments and guest books, we take care to ensure age-appropriate presentation, communication and respectful and friendly interaction. Building social and media skills is also one of our tasks, which we perform with the utmost care and motivation.
Is data protected at Kibagames.com?
Of course! As a member of our free community, you simply register with your e-mail address and a user name of your choice. It goes without saying that we will not pass on this data to third parties under any circumstances. During the registration we recommend the use of a nickname as a user name, since a personal assignment is not possible by the use under an invented name. Your child is therefore completely anonymous and safe on Kibagames.com.
Does it cost anything?
Nothing at all! The entire range of games can be accessed online at any time. Kibagames.com is financed by advertising revenue. Therefore, there are no fees or costs for our users. Registration in the community is also free of charge.
Some browser games and social games offer additional options to purchase items for the games. However, these options are voluntary and do not occur automatically; a purchase "by mistake" cannot be made. They are also not permanent subscriptions. During the payment process, usually on the website of the respective provider, data is requested that usually cannot be provided without parental assistance; our careful checks beforehand successfully rule out misuse and unwanted purchases.
How can I monitor my child's Internet use?
It is always advisable to keep an eye on your child's Internet use. Children and teenagers also claim your free
space, so parents and educators should not react with strict sanctions or bans:
Let them show and explain how to use the Internet. Joint explorations of the Internet strengthen trust and have a positive effect on openness in the event of any problems your child may have. The extent to which time limits make sense is at the discretion of the parent or guardian. However, please note that a sensible and accompanying use of new media also leads to a self-learning process, which is also relevant in school aspects and also promotes a responsible use of new media.
In addition to the accompanying use of the Internet, there are of course supporting ways and means, which we would
like to explain here:
In advance, a separate user account can be created for the child on the PC - this brings advantages in that PC software particularly suitable for youth and child protection can be used in a targeted manner. Further information and examples follow in the sections below.
The advantage of a separate user account for your child is, for example, that the browser is only used by one person. Internet usage can also be tracked afterwards, should you not be present.
By pressing the key combination "CTRL + H" you open the history of the browser. This shows chronologically which pages your child has visited. If you find pages there that you do not agree with, it is important not to react with unfounded bans - these are often not comprehensible for children - but to seek discussion about possible dangers.
A tip from us: The pages that your child likes to visit frequently should be bookmarked. For assignment purposes, we recommend using the bookmarks toolbar.
In addition to current Internet use, you should always keep in mind that children are inquisitive and always want to discover new things. Therefore, it is only a matter of time before various search engines are used. However, this poses a risk, as search engines provide all the results from the Internet - but these are often not suitable for children. We would therefore like to recommend the use of search engines for children. Various providers, such as //www.fragfinn.de, maintain lists of pages suitable for children and young people for this purpose. This prevents children from encountering pages with undesirable content.
Depending on the age of the child, there may be a great deal of interest in sex education topics - here, too, there are age-appropriate information pages that address appropriate topics.
There is also the option of using a youth protection program. These programs prevent users from visiting certain pages. Which pages these are can be determined beforehand by manually entering keywords. This will allow your child to access only content that you have not explicitly forbidden.
Still have unanswered questions?
No problem! We have collected frequently asked questions and their answers in our help section.
You are welcome to send general questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will process your request as soon as possible.
Your Kibagames.com team