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About Poptropica®

Poptropica® is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica's engaging quests, stories and games.

Kids create a "Poptropican" character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island.

There are always new areas to explore in this ever-expanding world where kids can collect objects, read digital books and comics, watch movies and compete in head-to-head competition. Parents can always trust that their children are playing — and learning — in a safe online environment.

Poptropica is published by Family Education Network, a part of Pearson, the global leader in education and learning technology.

Poptropica was selected as an Official Honoree in the 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Games category.



Safety

Your Child's Account
Friends and Social Interaction on Poptropica

Your Child's Account

A Poptropica® user account is not required to play Poptropica. An avatar (Poptropican character) is needed to play, which requires the player's age and gender. We do not collect any personally identifiable information from players.

A user account is required to enjoy certain features of Poptropica, such as viewing a personalized "Welcome Back" page, accessing items in the Poptropica Store, adding friends, and getting Membership. In order to create a user account, just click on the "Save" button in the lower right hand corner of any Island screen and enter a username and password. Players should not include their name or any other identifiable information when creating their username.

Your child's avatar name (e.g. "Scary Tomato"), which is displayed to other users, is randomly generated. It is different from the username that your child selects to save and log in to their user account.

If your child would like to set up the "Forgot Password" feature, a parent email address is required in order to do so. An email will be sent to the parent email address which requires you to confirm this request. If you confirm, and your child's password is forgotten in the future, you'll be able to reset the password.

Poptropica® does not share any user information with other sites, nor do we collect user information from other sites.

Friends and Social Interaction on Poptropica

Players can interact with one another in common rooms by using scripted chat options. No free typing is possible, and therefore no personal information can ever be shared.

Poptropica's friends feature allows players to express themselves on Poptropica. They can share basic information about their personality, mood, and achievements. Players build their profile page by answering multiple choice Pop Quiz questions.

No personally identifiable information is collected from players, or shared with other players.

Press & Media

01/26/2015 - "Poptropica Realms" Launches With Infinite Possibilities for Discovery and Creativity

PRESS RELEASE

"Poptropica Realms" Launches With Infinite Possibilities for Discovery and Creativity

Players Have Endless Opportunities to Create and Explore Their Own Worlds With New "Realms" Feature on Kids' Virtual World

BOSTON – Jan. 26, 2015 — Brand-new worlds await Poptropica players with today's launch of Poptropica Realms. Limited only by the power of their imaginations, all players on the popular virtual world for kids can now create their own lands, meet strange creatures and build never-before-imagined structures.

For nearly eight years, hundreds of millions of kids have visited Poptropica to explore and solve quests. Now Poptropica Realms puts the power of creation in the hands of players, giving them tools and props with endless possibilities to build or destroy.

Poptropica Realms features seven different biomes that players can use to create amazing, different terrains for their Realms: Forest, Ice, Desert, Swamp, Lunar, Fire, and Crystal.

"In the past, Poptropica offered kids a wonderful place to connect and explore incredible online worlds. Poptropica Realms takes that experience to the next level," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Poptropica. "Created with input from Poptropica players, this new feature provides endless opportunities to explore and create while playing online."

Poptropica Realms is free to all players. However, Poptropica Membership gives players Member Exclusives for Realms, including access to all biomes and the ability to save up to 20 Realms. All players can also share their Realms with the Poptropica Creators for a chance to have their work recognized on the Poptropica Creators' blog.

Kids can stay up to date on news about upcoming new Islands and other exciting developments in the world of Poptropica on the official Poptropica blog. Parents can keep an eye on new Island releases and features on Poptropica by following the Poptropica Creators on youtube.com/poptropicacreators, facebook.com/OfficialPoptropica, plus.google.com/+poptropica, or at Twitter.com/poptropica.

About Poptropica (http://www.poptropica.com)

Poptropica is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica's engaging quests, stories and games. Kids create a "Poptropican" character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island.

There are always new areas to explore in this ever-expanding world where kids can collect objects, read digital books and comics, watch movies and compete in head-to-head competition. Parents can always trust that their children are playing – and learning – in a safe online and mobile environment.

Poptropica is published by Pearson, the world's leading learning company.

For more information, press only:

Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications for Poptropica,
lwolfe@lwolfe.com
773-278-2800

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