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MovieStarPlanet

MovieStarPlanet is an online game and app. You can create a famous movie star character to talk to others in the chat room, play games and watch videos. Anyone can chat to you or add you as a friend.

8+

Official age rating

10+

Child age rating

What do children say?

At a glance

Kids use this to...

Play

Create

Learn

Connect

Expert view of the risks...

Sexual

Medium Risk

Violence & hatred

Medium Risk

Bullying

Medium Risk

Suicide & self-harm

Medium Risk

Drink, drugs & crime

Medium Risk

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On MovieStarPlanet parental settings

Sign up with your child and decide whether to enter a parental email which lets you control access to certain features, like chat.

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Top tips for staying safe

Exploring apps, sites and games together is a great way to involve your child in the decision-making process.

Be positive about what you see, but also be open about your concerns. Ask them what they think is appropriate and what worries them.

If you decide it’s not appropriate, then make sure you explain your reasons why (and be prepared for an unhappy child).

You might decide it’s ok for your child to use. If so, make sure you follow the tips below to ensure it’s as safe as possible. And work out a time when you’ll next discuss the app.

Help your child think about what they share online and who sees it. Compare it to what they would be happy to share offline.

You might want to start by asking:

  • What kinds of things do you share online?
  • Should we share everything?
  • What shouldn’t we share?

Use examples that are easy for them to understand: “You wouldn’t give your number to a stranger on the street. Is a stranger online any different?”

Listen to their answers. And be positive and encouraging.

Remind them that they shouldn’t share private things, such as:

  • personal information, like emails, names, phone numbers, school names
  • photos of themselves with strangers
  • photos of their body
  • gossip

Explain that you understand the internet is a great place to play, create, learn and connect. But remind them they can talk to you if anything upsets or worries them.

Reassure them that you won’t overreact – you’re just looking out for them.

And if they feel like they can’t speak to you, tell them to talk to an adult they trust, like a teacher or Childline.

On MovieStarPlanet, chat settings are public and anyone can add you as a friend.  

Talk to your child about the risks of chatting to people they don’t know. Remind them not to share personal information and that they can talk to you if anything upsets them. 

Your child might receive upsetting or negative things from other users on MovieStarPlanet. If this happens, they might want to report or block them. 

MoiveStarPlanet has specific guidance on how to report another user and how to block someone 

And remember to let your child know that they can always talk to you about worrying things they see online. 

MovieStarPlanet has information on how they safeguard children on the platform.  

You might want to read this to understand what systems are in place to help keep your child safe. 

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Talking to your child

Having open, regular conversations with your child will help you to really understand and explore the online world together. Our tips and advice can help you start these conversations.

Talk about staying safe online

What children and parents are saying

We've spoken to over 2,000 kids to find out what they think.

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Kids

What do children and young people dislike about MovieStarPlanet?

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

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

Boy, 14

What do children and young people like about MovieStarPlanet?

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

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

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Parents

We’re currently asking parents what they think MovieStarPlanet. Come back soon to check out their views.  

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