As my oldest child got older, and obtained more and more access to
the internet at school or friend/relative's homes, I was concerned
about some of the sites he was exposed to. He enjoyed playing games,
and I would let him mostly play the pre-school games at the reputable
network sites. He would occasionally ask about me if he could play
a game he heard about from a friend or TV. As many parents do, I would
preview the game and then put a stamp of approval.
became frustrated with some of the game sites. In their attempts to
satisfy the needs of many, they would place any and all types of games
on their sites. Along side calm and child acceptable games would be
violent games that are generally approved for teenagers or mature players.
Around that time,
buzzpath.com was a site where I would advertise my services as a website
designer. I would put samples of my work with Flash (see Madame
Mariella or my picture sudoku games
for example.) I decided to create an arcade for my son, and his younger
siblings, who were just as internet game curious as he was (and of course
A few years later,
here you have it
buzzpath.com, a site with pre-approved games
for my kid. Perhaps you have the same pre-qualifications that I have.
I invite you to look at some of the games and see. I try to exclude
games that have inappropriate violence, suggestive overtones, and disgusting
scenarios or circumstances. I hope the website can help you in your
attempts to monitor what your children play on the internet.