What does "FAQs" mean?
Why did you create SchoolSafeGames.com?
Do I have to register to play
games on SchoolSafeGames?
Why do you have ads on SchoolSafeGames?
What is considered an appropriate game for SchoolSafeGames?
Are you really a teacher?
A game (or file) that I created is on SchoolSafeGames,
what should I do?
Do the games on SchoolSafeGames contain any viruses or spyware?
More FAQs to come as I get
What does "FAQs"
The word "FAQs" is
an abbreviation for Frequently Asked
Questions. These are questions that
are asked regularly enough that they are placed on their own
page to make it easy for people to find the answers.
Why did you create SchoolSafeGames?
SchoolSafeGames.com was created for two reasons. One, to have educational, or semi-education games, that could help to develop skills all while being entertaining at the same time. The second reason is: many schools block game sites (often for good reasons!). Schools frequently block game sites because they have content on them that is not suitable for school, OR not suitable for students. It is our hope that because our content does not contain inappropriate matter for schools, coupled with the fact that there are actually education/semi-education games on the site, that we won't get blocked!
At SchoolSafeGames, we moderate each and every game on the site. In other words, we play the games before we put them on the site to ensure that they have at least some educational value (i.e., hand-eye coordination, angles, prediction, spelling, math, etc) and that they don't contain violence, blood and guts, adult situations or language or other inappropriate content. If we are in doubt, we don't put it on. We don't want our name to be misleading after all! :)
I have to register to play games on SchoolSafeGames?
No! You do not have to register
to play games on this site. In fact, I have always taught
my students that you should NOT give out
personal information over the internet so I think it would
be a bad idea to force you to register to play on this site (see "Are you reallya teacher?" below).
Can you register? Of course you can if you want, but I do
not require you to register to play.
Why do you
have ads on SchoolSafeGames?
SchoolSafeGames is a website that is run and paid for
by a broke teacher. As some of you may know,
teachers don't make a lot of money. I have placed ads on this site as a way
to try and cover the expenses that it costs to run this site. I have made a point, however, to not over run the page by putting loads of ads on the site; that's too distracting and takes away from the enjoyment of the game.
you really a teacher?
Yes, I really am a teacher. When I started this site, I was teaching computers to Kindergarten through 5th grade students. I have changed jobs a bit and I am now working with 6 - 8th grade students...but I'm still a teacher. :)
A game (or
file) that I created is on SchoolSafeGames and I was not contacted about using it?
Occasionally, I find a game that I think would
be great for the site but there appears to be no apparent contact information.
I would be the first to say that placing a game without the author's permission
is not the best way to do something (and contrary to what I teach my students).
If your game or file is on SchoolSafeGames.com, my hope is that you will be kind enough
overlook it since: 1) this is a free site for anyone to use
and I do not charge people to play, 2) I do not claim the work
as my own, and 3) I do not resell your game to profit from
it. If your game is on SchoolSafeGames and you would like credit and a link for your
hard work, I would be DELIGHTED to provide these on the game page.
Please contact me at email@example.com
so that I may give you your due credit. If your game is on SchoolSafeGames and you
would like it removed immediately, I will be happy to comply. Please e-mail
me at firstname.lastname@example.org for immediate
removal of your game.
Do the games on SchoolSafeGames contain
any viruses or spyware?
I work very hard to keep SchoolSafeGames safe. This
means keeping it free from inappropriate content such as blood and guts games
AND from spyware and viruses.