Safe Youth Payments now available to over 26 Million Users at Gaia Online
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Feb 25, 2013 - Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTCBB: VPIG), an innovator in safe youth payments, today announced that its youth-friendly payment system is now available within Gaia Online as a way to purchase Gaia Cash.
Virtual Piggy allows parents to set up a monthly allowance for their children and promotes financial management while empowering youth under 18 to make purchasing, saving and other money management decisions for themselves, within the boundaries setup by parents.
Gaia Online is one of the internet's largest communities, with over 26 million registered users and 2 billion posts created. Their user experience includes robust forums, custom avatars and many popular online games. As an added bonus, Gaia Online users will receive a super rare in-game item when they purchase Gaia Cash with their Virtual Piggy account.
"With Virtual Piggy now included as a payment option, our younger members can now safely purchase Gaia Cash on their own," said Chris Castagnetto, Director of Sales & Business Development at Gaia Online. "This is the solution we've been waiting for."
"We are extremely excited to now offer our payment option to Gaia Online's 26 million users," said Dr. Jo Webber, Founder and CEO of Virtual Piggy. "The added bonus of a exclusive in-game item with Virtual Piggy purchase will be a great way to encourage use with Gaia Online members, and will give our existing members extra incentive to check out their community."
For information about Virtual Piggy visit www.VirtualPiggy.com
About Virtual Piggy, Inc.
Virtual Piggy, Inc. is the first e-commerce solution that enables kids to manage and spend money within a parent-controlled environment. The technology company delivers online security platforms designed for the Under 18 age group in the global online market, and also enables online businesses the ability to function in a manner consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") and similar international children's privacy laws. Virtual Piggy enables the Under 18 audience to play, transact and socialize in a secure online environment guided by parental permission, oversight and control. The company is based in Hermosa Beach, CA and on the Web at: www.virtualpiggy.com
About Gaia Online
Founded in 2003, Gaia Online is an anime-themed social networking, forums and gaming community, featuring over 26 million registered users