Welcome to Freaky Rivet - the safe, ad-free and fun online club that rewards kids for moving, creating and exploring. Kids on Freaky Rivet  are part of a community who motivate each other to do physical, social, learning and fun activities on and offline. This page tells you about the club, what's in it, and how to join.
Testimonial Kate

Why join us?

Join us if you want your kids to have fun doing things without always needing tablets, smartphones or laptops. We're not anti-gadget: we're pro-balance. We've created an environment where they can use gadgets if they want to feed their tech-habit, but do it with fun activities that are also in the physical world, or that are social, or artsy, or whatever. Let them have fun with some things the way we used to, but with a modern twist.

Our activities don't need your involvement. Sure, you can do our stuff with the kids (you have your own membership to see what's in the club), but if you're short on time, you can leave them on Freaky Rivet to do our activities on their own.

We motivate your kids using the things they love. Bragging rights. Making videos and photos to show their friends what they can do. Collecting points (we call them 'rivets'). Liking each other's stuff (we call that 'tooting'). Moving up levels. And lots more.

We're safe. There's a ton of things we do to keep the site safe. There's no private messaging to arrange to meet. We don't show private details. All videos and pictures are vetted before release. We can identify all adults on the site (that's what the 1 penny credit card subscription is for). We don't host adverts. We have alert buttons for bad behaviour. Zero tolerance to bullying. In fact in our consultations with the police department that is responsible for monitoring online activity with kids, we've gone over and above ALL their recommendations.

Testimonial Kristi

Why join us?

Your kids will get a membership which entitles them to access the club. Once they're in, then what? Well, here's how it works for them.How Freaky Rivet Works

Aside from that,they also get to comment on each other's activities, toot each other, track their rivets in leaderboards, move levels as they earn more rivets, and more.

About our memberships

We have two membership levels. Part member (free) lets your kids see some of our activities and upload their own. But they don't get to interact with any other kids, so the whole motivation piece of showing each other their activities, tooting and commenting without any interaction. Full member (discounted for our first 100 members at launch) lets them share how they're doing the activities, create their own to share, and earn points interacting with a growing global community of active kids.

Testimonial Keely

Here are some of the key features of Freaky Rivet. Click on any line to find out more about it.

Club Features Part Full

There's a lot in here that you will care about as parents. Like f'rinstance...
Freaky Rivet has a host of activities that are designed to be fun and stimulate kids' interest in a wide variety of areas. We have activities with physical exercise, word games, arts and crafts, music, languages, social skills, astronomy, science... You name it, and either we have it or we'll create it. But what's better is that we encourage the kids' own creativity by asking them to create and share their own activities. All in line with our mission to get kids moving, creating and exploring.
We're on the World Wide Web. Which means, I guess, we're worldwide. So we look to have kids join us from all over the planet and interact with eachother in a safe and monitored way. The benefits of building a global community of kids are enormous - children can identify with and relate to other kids who have similar interests and hobbies, and can get encouragement and enrichment from kids from very different cultures and environments.
We’ve done a lot to make sure our club is safe. It goes without saying that we try to ensure our activities are safe, and warn kids if they need parental supervision. But in addition to this, the site itself is designed with safety in mind. Meaning:
  • All interactions is public within the site. So there's no scope for someone to secretly arrange anything.
  • We never use your child's name except in communication with you. We also don't show address details (except county or state for leaderboards), and encourage your kids also not to do so.
  • There's a report link by EVERY comment, so kids can report an interaction if they think it's unsafe.
  • Everyone can be traced. The reason we insist on credit card payments is that it means if there's foul play, we can trace the individual back through verified payment channels and alert you and the authorities.
  • All videos and activities go through a human approval process to make sure they're appropriate and safe.
  • You as a parent will get access to ALL interactions that your child has. So you can easily see if there's anything untoward.
  • There's a safety page for kids to read as well with tips on how to keep safe online.
  • We also make sure we do our best to look at what goes up on the site to keep it safe.
We liaised heavily with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), a part of Britain's police force, to ensure we took as many precautions as we could to make this safe.
Because the club is based on kids liking and approving each other's activities, there's minimal need for your involvement in trying to motivate your kids to play or do activities that broaden their skills and interests. So you don't need to direct them in what to do. Also, we highlight clearly if any activities need parental involvement to the kids, though most don't. So you can spend as much or as little time with them on these activities as you like.
We don’t have adverts on our site. We want you to have as much fun as possible without having to buy all kinds of rubbish!
By giving your children the ability to be self-directed, to contribute, to interact, to create, Freaky Rivet also helps them develop their own self-confidence and independence. This is quite beside the benefits to be had from the activities themselves - developing fitness, curiosity, skills, creativity and social interaction to name but five.

You will NEVER be charged for anything without your explicit consent. So if you join our fully interactive membership during the initial launch, you will only be billed 1 penny a month for the first 3 months. When and if that is going to change to full price (still a ridiculous £4 a month), we will email you to ensure you know and have the opportunity to cancel if you like.

And unlike many apps and games out there, there are NO opportunities for your kids to buy ANYTHING without your say so.

Kids love reward and recognition. They also love technology. We use all of those in Freaky Rivet to motivate kids to do their activities and develop their hobbies and interests. They get rewarded the more activities that they do, and the rewards come from other kids. It means a lot for kids to be recognised by other kids - the bragging rights are invaluable! And because ALL our activities are based on your kids uploading something to prove they've done them, they also get to be close to their beloved technology.
We've got a TON of things that make Freaky Rivet a blast. Like f'rinstance...
Create your own whacky online avatar who all the other kids will see. You can see ours, Freaky on all our pages. But you can be MUCH more wild with yours! When you’ve done this, that is who you will BE on Freaky Rivet. Welcome to your Rivetar.
We are inventing, borrowing and improving fun activities for you to do all the time. They all help develop some kind of superpower, or are just plain kookie and fun to do. Everyone who is a member of Freaky Rivet gets to see our activities.
If you need to do it old style, you can print out our activities in a special format to take with you outside, to the kitchen, to your bedroom, or wherever else you’re going to do the activity.
When you try any activities from our site, we’d like you to show off how well you did and post up videos or photos of them for other kids to see. Because if you share what you do, then all the other Rivetars can let you know what they think!
Here’s how all the other kids let you know what they think of your stuff. They can toot (like) your stuff, or poot it if they don’t!
We think our activities are fun. But we’ve seen SOOOOOO many fun activities that other kids have created. And any time someone creates a new activity, they can share it here so YOU can have a shot at doing it!
If you’ve got some great ideas for activities, just create them and post them up here so that other kids can do them. Are you the juggling king? Or a super-sleuth queen? Then come up with something and share it on Freaky Rivet. Then you can see how other kids AROUND THE PLANET do your activity!
Whenever you see any activities, you can let the other Rivetars know how much you like them by Tooting or Pooting them. A Toot means you love it, a Poot means you don’t!
Sometimes a Toot or a Poot is not enough. Sometimes you just want to tell another Rivetar how great their activity is, or make a suggestion to make it better. You can do that here by just adding comments to the activities.
We don’t have points. We have Rivets! So when you create activities, do activities, get toots from other Rivetars, and all kinds of things, we give your rivets. You can collect them, and see how you’re doing against other kids around the world!
As you collect more rivets, we’ll reward you with prizes so you can show everyone what you’ve done!
And the more rivets you collect, the higher level of Rivetar you can be. Everyone starts as apprentice, and moves up as they collect more rivets.
Increases in level open up more Rivetar features inside the club!
While we're launching the club, you get all the additional benefits of full membership, which means a FULLY INTERACTIVE site for your kids for just one penny per month. Why do we still charge the penny? For your children's security - it allows us to trace any individual back through their credit card in the case of improper behaviour. So you get ALL THE BENEFITS of full membership for 1 PENNY A MONTH for the first 3 months. We will email you before the end of the third month to remind you that membership then goes back to normal at still only £4 a month.

Join! Choose the membership you would like by clicking on a button on the right. PART FULL

Just choose which membership you'd like (and honestly, while we're launching at 1p per month, why WOULDN'T you want that? by clicking on the right button to the right.