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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Habbo's safety campaign

  1. Habbo's safety campaign

    Habbo Hotel, "one of the world's largest and most popular online destinations for teens" (claiming 2 million members in North America) is following the lead of other responsible social sites and raising safety awareness. Having designated February "Teen Online Safety Awareness Month for North America," Habbo's press release says it will "saturate its site ... with interactive activities for teens such as the 'Infobus,' a virtual bus inside the Habbo community on which members can learn how to protect themselves from online scams and predators." There will be incentives for hopping on the "bus," Habbo says, in the form of prizes and "Habbo Coins" with which users decorate their "rooms." Habbo has sites for users in 25+ countries. If the above link goes dead, here's the "Press Room" for Habbo's parent company, Helsinki-based Sulake Corporation Oy, which will probably archive the release shortly.

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