USA Today reports that Disney and Nickelodeon aim to change social networking into child’s play. Both companies are offering free, video-rich interactive web sites that target the 14-and-under crowd while placating parent’s safety concerns. While both companies have previously built web sites that cater to kids, this development marks the first time that elementary school children will be exposed to this type of service. Warren Buckleitner, editor of Children’s Technology Review, says that these sites “prepare kids for services like MySpace, wikis, and blogs … the same tools that are becoming part of the workforce and culture in general.” …

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