Teens and adults may register their own accounts to login to the app. Parents must register their children for a playPORTAL Account. This allows parents to consent for their child's use of the app. PlayPORTAL provides a parent dashboard in the app where parents may approve who and what their kids connect with through the app and platform. After activating the parent dashboard in the app, you can create playPORTAL accounts for each of your children.
Your child uses the secure playPORTAL login credentials you created for them to login to the playPORTAL and other apps that use the playPORTAL single sign-on.
Your kids can search and add friends from the playPORTAL app. You will be required to approve each friend request. It takes both your approval, the friend's approval, and then the friends parent's approval to create a friendship.
If proximity friending is allowed for your child, they can friend other playPORTAL users in their physical presence using sound codes. These friendships are auto-approved since the child is already in physical proximity (sound range) with these users, however, parents can unfriend these users for their child as necessary.
PlayPORTAL allows kids to chat with their parent approved friends. Parents - you can chat with your kids and monitor the chat between your kids and their friends. See how to monitor chat here. Parents can also chat with other parents, even parents of pending friend requests. This is important because it lets you chat with a parent and verify how a friend requestor knows your child before you let them be friends. See here for how to chat with other parents.
Create and Share Magic Messages
Kids can create and post Magic Messages. These Magic Messages are shown to your child's parent-approved friends for 24 hours. Kids can watch a Magic Message twice before they disappear. Parent have 30 days to review and monitor the Magic Message their child has shared. Parents - please talk to your kids about appropriate digital content for posting in Magic Messages. Remember to not share personal information. Also, please review with them that messages can be screen captured, saved in a database, and you even have access to them for 30 days, so just because they are "disappearing," does NOT mean they are permanently gone.
Brand Friends & Communities
Kids can become friends with a brand character or join a brand community. Brand will be automatically approved for you, however, you can unfriend them for your child as you wish. Brands can only share Magic Messages to your child for viewing and cannot chat with your kids.
Apps and Toys
The playPORTAL app allows you to approve the apps, games, and toys on the playPORTAL platform that want to use your kid's profile and/or friend list for interactive play. If the app is a "playPORTAL zero data" app you do not have to approve your child's use of the application since it that app is not collecting, storing, or sharing any additional personal information on your child.