Woozworld - Explore your avatar identity & fame in a live chat virtual world

App review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
Woozworld - Explore your avatar identity & fame in a live chat virtual world App Poster Image
Trendy virtual world with heavy push to buy, buy, buy.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Woozworld - Explore your avatar identity & fame in a live chat virtual world wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

Ease of Play

It's easy to establish an account and choose your avatar, decorate Unitz, and play games. During this review, the app was extremely slow to load at times, and the app's chat feature was glitchy.

Violence

Violent messages are against Woozworld's terms of use. Some fighting messages reportedly have been seen on the website; we didn't observe any during the review of the app. Users can report other users for rules violations by clicking on their avatars and tapping "report" under their profiles. 

Sex

Chats about "singles parties" were observed during this review. Some clothing choices for female avatars may be considered suggestive and inappropriate for tween users. The Woozworld terms of use prohibit sexual content. Users can report other users for rules violations by clicking on their avatars and tapping "report" under their profiles. 

Language

Chat filter and rules are intended to minimize inappropriate language. We didn't observe any swear words or words intended to circumvent the filter during this review; however, such language has been reported on the website. 

Consumerism

Purchasing lots of things -- for your avatar, room, and food -- is advertised quite heavily throughout Woozworld. In-app purchases range from $1.99 to $19.99. VIP monthly access is $7.99/month.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Woozworld - Explore your avatar identity & fame in a live chat virtual world is the companion app to the website Woozworld for tweens and young teens. If kids already have an account on the website, they can use the same username and password for the app. Kids new to Woozworld can create an account and select an avatar on the app without using the website version. Kids decorate their Unitz (rooms), play games to earn points to buy things, chat with others, go to "parties," and buy stuff, which requires earning currency by playing games or buying points via in-app purchase. There's also a VIP $7.99 monthly membership. The numerous buying options are advertised as kids travel around Woozworld. The app says its chat is safe with strong filters and rules, although some users reportedly try to circumvent them.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byTeddyBear August 12, 2014

Woozworld review

Woozworld WAS a really nice virtual game but i don't know what happened.. the game has a lot of bullying problems, hacking and, even though there are censo... Continue reading
Adult Written bynct b. November 29, 2017

eh

There is a point in money spending in store which may handle into always spending weekly for new store outfits. Teens will be able to go to singles or non parti... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old August 19, 2014

To much sex

Ok so I was playing and this person pc me and asked me wanna get marry and have sed as in sex and I was all like wow and eww so than this girl was getting marri... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byAnderlyn Antonetty October 16, 2015

Be Smart

I played this game since 2012-2015, and i look at it as a good game. All your complains about how your children has been in a bad situation in the game well th... Continue reading

What's it about?

Register for an account on WOOZWORLD by choosing from one of three language-based communities; enter a date of birth, an email (a parent's email for kids under 13), and a password. Create your avatar. Begin to play by creating a room (Unitz), dressing the avatar, exploring different areas, and chatting with other avatars. Play games to earn points, shop, host or attend parties, and more. Woozworld includes many places to explore and lots of ways for kids to express themselves and buy things for their avatars.

Is it any good?

Woozworld - Explore your avatar identity & fame in a live chat virtual world has lot of social rules and safety guidelines in place. But the overwhelming message to buy, buy, buy can detract from the better aspects of this virtual world. During the course of this review, not a lot of substantive chat conversations between kids were observed (most were about selling and buying stuff or were invites to "singles" parties). Also, slow loading times made moving from place to place very difficult. (At the time of this review, the developer had included a note on the App Store that it is aware of this problem and was working to fix it.) Posting messages through the app's chat feature also was​ glitchy. Although Woozworld's overall safety standards and community rules for kids are admirable, and the virtual world has many places to visit, some parents of tweens may find the consumerism and party push too much for younger kids new to virtual worlds.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how much time or money your kid is allowed to spend on this virtual world. Set screen time limits and rules for in-app purchases.

  • Links to Woozworld's thoughtful guidelines and code of conduct are right there on the main screen of the app for you to read with your kid when he or she creates an account. Take advantage of the opportunity to establish some basic virtual-world rules with your kid.

  • Read Common Sense's Online Worlds for Young Kids to understand more about why kids want to spend time on these types of sites and apps and tips on how you can make them as safe as possible.

App details

For kids who love to be social

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