LOS ANGELES--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTCBB:VPIG), an innovator in safe youth payments, has been named a 2013 National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) winner, recognized for its service that allows kids and teens to safely save, shop and give online, learning financial responsibility under the limits parents set. Past winners include products from Lego, Microsoft’s Xbox, Activision’s Skylanders, and Mattel.
“Our judges were truly impressed by the quality of entries this year”
Virtual Piggy 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. The technology serves as a family wallet that is available online or via mobile, and is 100% free to use.
The National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) is one of the most respected awards programs in the family market. NAPPA enlists a panel of independent, expert judges and parent testers who carefully evaluate hundreds of submissions. Only the best-of-the-best are chosen to receive an award for quality, innovation, and entertainment and educational value.
This year, 53 products were selected to receive the coveted Gold Award from the Children’s Products competition, which identifies and awards the best toys, books, games, music, DVDs and virtual products. An additional 76 received Silver and Honors awards.
“Our judges were truly impressed by the quality of entries this year,” says Julie Kertes, NAPPA General Manager. “After weeks of stringent testing, they have chosen an elite group of products of which I’m pleased to say Virtual Piggy was a part.”
“We are thrilled to have this endorsement from The National Parenting Publications Awards,” said Virtual Piggy Founder and CEO Dr. Jo Webber. “To be recognized by such a trusted organization for the safety and educational value we provide is a wonderful endorsement of what our service provides to parents, kids and teens."
A complete list of all 2013 NAPPA Children’s Products winners will be available at www.NAPPAawards.com and viewable on mobile devices through the cozi app -- the #1 online family calendar and organizer -- on November 1, 2013.
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 parental controls. It enables parents to teach financial management through the use of a secure family wallet that is available online or via mobile and is 100% free to use. 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. The company is based in Hermosa Beach, CA and on the Web at: www.virtualpiggy.com.
For more than 20 years, the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) has been the go-to resource for the best products for families. NAPPA’s team of independent, expert judges, along with family and child testers, select the most innovative and enduring products to be NAPPA Gold, Silver and Honors winners in two annual competitions—Children’s Products and Parenting Resources. For more information, visit www.NAPPAawards.com.
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