Parents, lock up your (kids) privacy – Webkinz is reintroducing banner ads back into their site. If you recall back in December, the kids plush-toy-based-social network tried pushing banners for Jerry Seinfeld’s Bee Movie and saw considerable backlash from parents. What’s different this time? Akin to Facebook’s privacy settings, Webkinz has added/changed the “My Pets” tab to “Me & My Pets”, which now contains a section where you can temporarily opt out of having banners displayed. A security question is required, as shown here:
The question for parents is: Will the addition of ads affect your or your child’s online habits? Is there another web property without ads, like Disney’s Club Penguin, that you’ll consider switching over to?