What do I need to know about MovieStarPlanet?

We've spoken to parents to find out what they think about MovieStarPlanet. We've also asked children and young people what they think. Here's what they said:

Children’s views


What do children and young people dislike about it?

15% of the children and young people who reviewed MovieStarPlanet thought it was unsafe. The main things they told us they don’t like about MovieStarPlanet were:

  • Being contacted by people they don’t know
  • The adverts that pop up
  • There are in-app purchases


What do children and young people like about it?

The main things that children and young people told us they like about MovieStarPlanet were:

  • Making your own character and customising them
  • Meeting new people
  • It’s fun and creative


Is content on MovieStarPlanet suitable for children and young people?

We asked parents and young people about the types of inappropriate content they’ve seen on MovieStarPlanet. The level of risk is based on the % of respondents who reported seeing these types of content. The ratings are: Low Risk (less than 5% of respondents); Medium Risk (between 5 and 25%); and High Risk (over 25%, or more than one in four).

Sexual

Medium Risk

Violence & hatred

Medium Risk

Bullying

Medium Risk

Suicide & self-harm

Medium Risk

Drink, drugs & crime

Medium Risk

What are people saying about
MovieStarPlanet?

Girl, 12

“You can report anytime you want, if you see something rude or people say something nasty. It’s fun and you can choose what you wear but people you don’t know can contact you and send you pictures.”

Girl, 12

“I like being able to socialize, friend people from your school or friend your real life friends. I like being able to buy clothes and customize your avatar. I like that swearing gets filtered out.”

Boy, 14

"You can talk freely which is fun but also means some people are mean or rude.”

NSPCC

Unfortunately we did not receive a sufficient number of reviews from parents on MovieStarPlanet. Therefore, there are no quotes from parents for this site.

MovieStarPlanet

"MovieStarPlanet is a safe, creative, and social online playground for children. The movie star characters earn Fame and StarCoins (the currency of MovieStarPlanet) when other users watch their movies. StarCoins can be used to buy costumes, animations, backdrops for movies, and much more."

O2 Guru Top Tips for MovieStarPlanet

O2 Guru Camilla says:


"You can enter a parental email address during sign-up to MovieStarPlanet, which will allow you to restrict what your child can do. The link will allow you to disable chat features."


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


For face to face advice and support, you can also book a free in-store appointment with an O2 Guru here (even if you’re not with O2). 

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What's the right age for MovieStarPlanet?

8+

MovieStarPlanet says

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

None+

Our panel of parents say

Unfortunately we did not receive enough parent reviews on MovieStarPlanet to include it on the site.

10+

Children say

Based on 2,059 responses from children and young people in November and December 2017.

11+

Net Aware visitors say

Based on 120 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site – you can vote too.

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