June 11, 2010

Togetherville – A Safer Way to Connect Online

Togetherville is an application that brings together children and parents by creating a safe social network where they can coexist online. Aimed at children under 10 and the parents who love them, Togetherville is a social network that lets kids play games, make artwork, watch videos, and communicate with friends and family. Meanwhile, parents can feel confident that their children are using the network safely thanks to Togetherville’s extensive privacy rules and parental controls.

If you’re a parent of a child between the ages of 6 and 10, then get started using Togetherville by connecting to your Facebook account and creating a companion account on Togetherville for your child. The application will search your Facebook contacts to find any friends who also belong to Togetherville, allowing you to quickly populate your child’s new account with friends and family members who she already knows in real life. Your child can personalize her page with logos and photos, and start sending messages to friends almost immediately. Thanks to Togetherville’s extensive parental privacy controls, you can see who your child has become friends with and what she is doing online at any given time, adding a level of security that other social networking sites can’t offer.

Once your kids have gotten comfortable with Togetherville, they can start playing games, watching short videos, creating artwork, updating their status, and sending “safe” messages to friends online. Not only is the application fun to play around with, but it can also be used to help children learn how to behave online in a safe, semi-private manner. For parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles who want a fun way to connect with their little ones, Togetherville is an excellent site worth checking out.

Practical Uses:

  • Let your children share photos with their grandparents online
  • Leave a message on your daughter’s profile while you’re at work
  • Play interactive games with your son online
  • Teach your children how to use social networking sites safely

Insider Tips:

  • Connect through Facebook to create a parental account
  • Choose whether to include Togetherville updates on your Facebook wall
  • Togetherville profiles are not indexed on Google or any other search engine
  • Email addresses are required to verify all parental accounts

What we liked:

  • Parents can teach their children how to use social networks in a safe environment
  • Creates a new way for children to communicate with their grandparents
  • Many of the games on Togetherville are actually educational in nature
  • Kids choose from preselected messages, called “quips,” when commenting on each other’s pages

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:

  • Launched: May 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Palo Alto, California
  • Founded by: Mandeep Dhillon and Rajveer Singh Tut
  • Web site:


  • Free

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