Common Sense says
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this website.
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.
- Parents say
- Kids say
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?
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.