DivaStarz

Website review by
Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media
DivaStarz Website Poster Image
Dress-up games front catalog of girl-targeted products.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 32 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 119 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The message is that fashion, dress-up, being pretty, and imitating teen-speak is something to aspire to. Also that hot pink is the only color for girls.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language

Some of the characters' comments have an edge to them, such as "I don't think so!" and "gross-o-matic."

Consumerism

DivaStarz is just one portion of this site, which is really an online catalog that hooks girls with games and activities (many based on the products for sale), and lets you make wishlists and actual purchases.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this site is part of the Everything Girl Web site, an uber-site that aggregates several girl-targeted games mostly having to do with fashion, dress-up, and toys. There are loads of ads and some of the ads are disguised as games.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 8 year old Written bylena225 January 8, 2010
I think this game is great, fun, and the best for kids because the kids are learning how to play games and how to play.!!!
Adult Written bylsubaby1001 April 9, 2008

loved it

I am only little but i used to play this website a few years ago and now they dont have it but in everything girl. that made me mad cause it was a fun website f... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008

I LOVED IT!

Whose idea was it to close this site down? I loved it so much and i was so mad when they closed it down! i loved my diva starz and the website was great! Kids,... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byrebma97 November 3, 2011

Wish they brought it back!

I used to play on this site all the time. It was fun. I wished they hadn't taken down, but I'm not as interested in it as I was before. However, I can... Continue reading

What's it about?

The main attraction on this site is the \"Fashion Emergency!\" game where you dress up the Diva Starz dolls by clicking on various tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories. And of course, while you're there, you're encouraged to buy the real dolls (made by Mattel) as well as their clothes and accessories.

Is it any good?

If your daughter likes fashion and dress-up games, the ones at this site will more than satisfy. But beware that many of the games either promote shopping or actually sell products.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how this site tries to get you to buy stuff. What do they do to make the products appealing to kids who visit the site? Read our tips on selling to kids to get savvy about this type of marketing.

  • Talk about the images of the characters on the site and the portrayal of women's bodies as superskinny. Discuss body image issues.

Website details

  • Genre: Gaming
  • Pricing structure: Free

For kids who love girly stuff

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