SOURCE: Woozworld


November 23, 2010 08:00 ET

Woozworld and Piggyback Bring Facebook Credits to More Than One Million Tweens

Woozworld Enables Parents of Its Users to Make Virtual Purchases With Facebook Credits via Piggyback Application

MONTREAL--(Marketwire - November 23, 2010) - Woozworld (, a leading developer of safe virtual worlds for tweens, today announced that its more than million-gamer community can now use Credits accumulated and purchased on the world's leading social network, Facebook, to make virtual purchases within its own community. Parents can track their tween's plan in Woozworld through Media Chaperone's Piggyback application, which delivers real-time reports, social controls for a safer experience, and one-click access to purchase rewards.

"Woozworld is proud to have signed on to Facebook's Credits system," said Eric Brassard, CEO of Woozworld. "With the social safeguards and reporting Piggyback offers, parents can now be sure that their Woozworld users have a richer and easier gaming experience, and peace-of-mind knowing their Facebook Credits and other virtual currencies are being utilized responsibly."

Facebook Credits have been integrated into approximately 200 games by 75 developers, and are a secure way for users to buy optional items, such as: virtual pets, premium game weaponry, and other fun supplies in many free games. Credits are received through special offers, PayPal, credit cards, mobile devices, or as gifts. With the holiday season approaching, parents now have the perfect gift for the little virtual gaming enthusiast in their life.

"Woozworld is an innovator in social gaming for tweens," said Ed Lewis, founder and CEO of Media Chaperone. "With Piggyback, parents now have access to real-time reports on their child's interests on Woozworld and a one-click way to reward their children's accomplishments."

Woozworld continues to dedicate itself to creating a safe gaming environment that tweens can enjoy and parents can trust. Targeted for that hard-to-reach demographic of tweens ages nine to 14, Woozworld provides an engaging and interactive experience by allowing members to create their own world where they can fashion their own characters, make new Woozworld friends, and conduct virtual business. All personal information is protected, and Woozworld strictly conforms to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Now, with the introduction of one of the Web's largest virtual currencies, Woozworld's environment is even more accessible to tweens, and, joined with the Piggyback app, continues to offer parents complete peace-of-mind.

About Woozworld
Woozworld Inc. is a developer and operator of virtual worlds. Its flagship product,, is an innovative global web 2.0 virtual world for tweens that is built and led by its users. Its unique environment evolves continuously and allows users to create space, run activities and do business, among countless other things. The company has a highly experienced team with exceptional credentials in producing casual games, MMOG and virtual worlds for kids, as well as in marketing and business intelligence.

About Media Chaperone
Founded in 2009, Media Chaperone develops 'parent-friendly' applications to manage their children's Internet use. Piggyback™ is Media Chaperone's core application integrated within Facebook which delivers real-time reports, social controls, and rewards within popular online games, virtual worlds and social networks. Based in Chicago, IL, Media Chaperone is privately held and backed by angel investors. For more information, visit