What are people saying about

O2 Guru's Top Tip for IMVU

O2 Guru Camila says:

“IMVU makes it simple to block online friends. Just tap on the contact, click 'More' and you can unfriend, block or report them.”

Our O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline can help you to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks. Call them for free on 0808 800 5002.

You can also book a free in-store appointment with an O2 online safety guru here.


What's the right age for IMVU?


IMVU says

This is taken from IMVU’s own guidelines and is accurate as of March 2017.


Our panel of parents say

Based on our independent panel of nearly 700 parents, surveyed through YouGov in January 2017.


Children say

Based on 1,696 responses from children and young people in December 2016 and January 2017.


Net Aware visitors say

Based on 63 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site – you can vote too.

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Is content on IMVU suitable for children and young people?

We asked young people and parents to tell us about the content they came across on IMVU. Here are the types of inappropriate content that they reported:


Medium Risk

Violence and hatred

High Risk


Medium Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Medium Risk


Medium Risk

69% of parents reported seeing violence and hatred on IMVU. 54% reported either suicide and self harm or adult or illegal content, which could include alcohol, gambling, swearing or drugs.

50% of young people reported seeing bullying on IMVU.

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