What are people saying about
IMVU?

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.”

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What's the right age for IMVU?

13+

IMVU says

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

14+

Our panel of parents say

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

15+

Children say

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

12+

Net Aware visitors say

Based on 30 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site – you can vote too.

What do you think?

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18+

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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:

Sexual

Medium Risk

Violence and hatred

High Risk

Bullying

Medium Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Medium Risk

Other

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.

Start a conversation with your child
about IMVU

We know it can be awkward but no amount of information beats talking to your children about their experiences online.

There are some things that it’s best not to share with others, can you think what they might be?

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