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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

04/15/2014 - POPTROPICA, TOGETHER WITH PENGUIN YOUNG READERS GROUP, ANNOUNCES THE WINNER OF THE "CREATE YOUR DREAM POPTROPICA ISLAND CONTEST"
03/20/2014 - Poptropica's First Episodic Adventure Unveiled
03/11/2014 - Free Poptropica App, Now Available on the App Store, Brings Storytelling to iPad
02/13/2014 - Long-Awaited "Monster Carnival" Debuts on Poptropica

PRESS RELEASE

POPTROPICA, TOGETHER WITH PENGUIN YOUNG READERS GROUP, ANNOUNCES THE WINNER OF THE "CREATE YOUR DREAM POPTROPICA ISLAND CONTEST"

Arabian Nights Island by 10-year-old Sarah S. to Become New Poptropica Island

New York, NY – April 15, 2014 — Poptropica and Penguin Young Readers Group today announced that Sarah S., a 10-year-old from South Carolina, won the "Create Your Dream Poptropica Island" contest. Her winning entry, Arabian Nights Island, which sends Poptropicans on a quest across the desert to rescue a sultan's genie from the Forty Thieves, will debut on Poptropica® in 2014.

"I have been playing Poptropica for four years now," said grand prize-winner Sarah S. "And I have always dreamed of creating my own Island. Now I get to, and it makes me feel like I could touch the sky."

More than 2,000 children submitted entries to the "Create Your Dream Poptropica Island" contest, which gave kids between the ages of 8-12 the opportunity to envision a brand-new Island on Poptropica. The grand prize winner was selected by Poptropica's creative team, including Jeff Kinney, the author of the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and experts from Penguin Young Readers Group. The winning Island will be produced alongside Poptropica's existing quests.

"We put out a call for original and adventurous new Island ideas, and were absolutely delighted by the numerous entries we received," said Kinney. "We appreciate the creativity and thought put into all of the story ideas that kids shared with us, and are excited to produce Arabian Nights Island as the grand prize winner of this contest."

Fans will be able to enjoy the contest winning Island online on Poptropica.com, as well as in the new Poptropica App. The app, which is free to download, currently features two of the most popular Poptropica adventures, "24 Carrot Island" and "Time Tangled Island," with more brand-new and classic Islands coming in the very near future.

Created by Family Education Network with a creative team led by Kinney, Poptropica is a fun, popular virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Hundreds of millions of kids have visited Poptropica since its launch six years ago and the number grows every day.

Penguin Young Readers Group is one of the leading children's book publishers in the United States. The company owns a wide range of imprints and trademarks including Dial Books, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Philomel, Puffin, Speak, Firebird, G. P. Putnam's Sons, Viking, Razorbill, and Frederick Warne. These imprints are home to such award-winning, New York Times- bestselling authors as, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jay Asher, Judy Blume, Jan Brett, Eric Carle, Ally Condie, Roald Dahl, Tomie dePaola, Sarah Dessen, Anna Dewdney, John Flanagan, John Green, Anthony Horowitz, Oliver Jeffers, Mike Lupica, Richelle Mead, Richard Peck, Patricia Polacco, and dozens of other popular authors. Penguin Young Readers Group is also the proud publisher of perennial brand franchises such as The Little Engine That Could, the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, Peter Rabbit, Spot, the Classic Winnie the Pooh, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Strega Nona, Madeline, Mad Libs, Alex Rider, the Rangers Apprentice, Skippyjon Jones, Flower Fairies, and Pippi Longstocking, among many others. Penguin Young Readers Group is a division of Penguin Group LLC, a Penguin Random House company.

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 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
773-227-1049

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PRESS RELEASE

Poptropica's First Episodic Adventure Unveiled

First Episode of "Survival" Coming Soon to New Poptropica App

BOSTON – Mar. 20, 2014Poptropica®, the virtual world for kids, takes its online adventures to a new level with today's Early Access launch for Poptropica Members of the site's first episodic quest, "Survival." The adventure will launch to the public on April 17, 2014.

When players arrive on "Survival," they will find that they have crash-landed in the woods and are stranded. Each of the episodes presents a different challenge they'll need to complete to survive. In episode 1, "Crash Landing," players must build a fire to make it through the cold night. In episode 2, they must catch a fish in order to stave off their hunger. As the future episodes unfurl, however, players will learn that they may not be alone in the wilderness as they thought – and that the fight for survival may become more dangerous than they first realized.

"When kids visit Poptropica's first episodic quest, they become engaged in another exciting challenge as each new adventure is unveiled," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Poptropica.

Plus, the first episode of "Survival" is coming soon to the recently launched Poptropica App. Available for free download on the App StoreSM, the app brings Poptropica's unparalleled storytelling to iPad®, giving kids another safe place to play and experience the stories brought to life on Poptropica.

Hundreds of millions of kids have visited Poptropica since its launch six and a half years ago and the number grows every day. Poptropica players come from more than 200 different countries and territories and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages. 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.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

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 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
773-227-1049

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PRESS RELEASE

Free Poptropica App, Now Available on the App Store, Brings Storytelling to iPad

Kids Can Now Download and Play the Popular Virtual World, Anytime. Anywhere

BOSTON – Mar. 11, 2014 — Now hundreds of millions of Poptropicans around the world will be able to play the popular virtual world anytime, anywhere with today's launch of the free Poptropica® App. Available for download on the App StoreSM, the app brings Poptropica's unparalleled storytelling to iPad®, giving kids another safe place to play and experience the stories brought to life on Poptropica.

"The new, free Poptropica App allows us to bring our quality, online story adventures to even more kids around the world, anytime they want to play and explore," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Poptropica. "Our wildly popular virtual world for kids, combined with the unique capabilities of mobile devices, provides opportunities for the creation of more engaging and exciting quests for kids."

At launch, the app features two of the most popular Poptropica adventures, "24 Carrot Island" and "Time Tangled Island," with more brand-new and classic Islands coming in the very near future. Just like on the Web, when kids arrive on the mobile "Time Tangled Island," they will find that a malfunctioning time machine has messed up history, and that by powering up the island's Future Machine, they can help the Island's inhabitants get history back on track. "24 Carrot Island" challenges players to investigate why the virtual world's people and carrots are disappearing, and bring the Island back to its former splendor.

Kids will enjoy opening the Poptropica App on iPad, creating a new Poptropican, and exploring a welcoming scene where they can collect gold shards and first experience Poptropica on a touch screen. Up to three Poptropican characters can be customized to play. More information on this brand new Poptropica App can be found at http://www.poptropica.com/apps.

The Poptropica App is currently available for iPad with support in the near future for iPhone® and Android devices.

Hundreds of millions of kids have visited Poptropica since its launch six and a half years ago and the number grows every day. Poptropica players come from more than 200 different countries and territories and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages. 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.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

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 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
773-227-1049

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PRESS RELEASE

Long-Awaited "Monster Carnival" Debuts on Poptropica

New Quest on Popular Virtual World for Kids Solves Mystery of Vanishing Island

BOSTON – Feb. 13, 2014 — A quest shrouded in dark secrets and mystery, "Monster Carnival," arrived – finally – on Poptropica today with the Island's Early Access launch for Poptropica Members. Non-Members will have access to a limited demo of "Monster Carnival" before its full public launch on March 13, 2014.

Ever since the Island first appeared on the Poptropica Island map in 2008 before completely vanishing, Poptropica fans around the world have tried to uncover what "Monster Carnival" was all about, where it went, and when, if ever, it would return.

"Today, 'Monster Carnival' has returned to the Poptropica map and millions of kids around the world who have eagerly been awaiting the Island for five years can play this new adventure," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Poptropica.

On "Monster Carnival," Poptropica visitors will find that, in the dead of night, a caravan has rumbled into town: the traveling carnival has returned. As they explore Poptropica's newest quest, they will discover that this is no day at the park – behind the lights and laughter the carnival harbors a dark secret. Players can enter, but they may never be able to escape the "Monster Carnival."

After completing the main quest, Poptropica Members will have access to a bonus quest. They will learn that the town is safe, but now a prominent citizen is missing. They will need to decide if the "Monster Carnival" has claimed another victim or if something else is behind the disappearance.

Poptropica Members also get a "Monster Carnival" gear pack, which includes Hypno-Powder item, Raven Swarm power, and, during Early Access only, a Ringmaster costume.

Hundreds of millions of kids have visited Poptropica since its launch six years ago and the number grows every day. Poptropica players come from more than 200 different countries and territories and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages. The virtual world offers kids a safe place to play and connect online.

All Poptropica Islands are free to play, and each represents a unique theme and challenge. 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.

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 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
773-227-1049

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