Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — Fanlala, the social entertainment and lifestyle destination for tweens and teens, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Virtual Piggy, the provider of secure online spending for kids. Fanlala will be offering its members Virtual Piggy’sTM innovative youth e-commerce solution
"With more than 20 million tweens in the United States alone spending upwards of $43 billion dollars annually, Virtual Piggy as a payment method gives Fanlala users a secure way for kids to explore online financial transactions with parental guidance," said Alan Anderson, CEO of Fanlala. "Virtual Piggy can help Fanlala users have the ability to buy products on our site like our online profanity free music streaming service, Fanlala Radio."
Fanlala is the leading social entertainment and lifestyle site that is becoming the go-to destination for tweens and teens. With original entertainment and lifestyle content developed specifically for the 9-15 demographic, Fanlala is the online and mobile spot for tweens and teens to get the latest on their favorite celebs, follow real-time pop culture news, check out the hottest new music, flick through the craziest photo galleries, share with their friends, dive into the hippest new games and engage with the sassiest contests and quizzes.
“Children are social by nature and want to interact with their friends when they go online,” said Dr. Jo Webber, Founder and CEO of Virtual Piggy. “Fanlala’s strong commitment to children’s safety is a value that we share at Virtual Piggy and we’re thrilled to provide Fanlala families with parent controlled ways for kids to learn about managing and spending money online responsibly.”
Virtual Piggy’s online payment solution is parent approved and managed. When making purchases through Virtual Piggy, children do not share any personal information making it completely COPPA compliant and TRUSTe certified. Numerous online toy and games retailers have already signed up with Virtual Piggy including K’NEX and R&R Games.
About Virtual Piggy, Inc. Virtual Piggy, Inc. is the first e-commerce solution that enables kids to manage and spend money within a parent-controlled environment. The technology company delivers online security platforms designed for the Under 18 age group in the global online market, and also enables online businesses the ability to function in a manner consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and similar international children’s privacy laws. Virtual Piggy enables the Under 18 audience to play, transact and socialize in a secure online environment guided by parental permission, oversight and control. The company is based in Philadelphia, PA and on the Web at: http://www.virtualpiggy.com
About Fanlala Fanlala is the go-to social entertainment and lifestyle site for tweens and teens that offers the best of popular media tailored just for them in one safe place. From original content and customized music to entertainment news and cool community features, Fanlala is a fresh online community that delivers teen content when and where they want it. Fan up at http://www.fanlala.com.
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Virtual Piggy, Inc.