First time I allowed my 11 year old to play these online collaborative games. He is now hooked on http://ageofempiresonline.com/
and I have to make sure I have a way to watch who he chats with. Figuring out how to save a log of his chats is on my to-do list.
Was telling him how when I was his age, I was hooked on this game - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ancient_Art_of_War
- close to 30 years ago. Ran it from a floppy on my 8088 before I had a modem. My parents never had anything to worry about. Sigh