Website review by Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Iffy content + constant consumerism = caution.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 141 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 205 reviews

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age 13+

Great Content, But With A Dangerous Community

So, the content is quite great, though it's not recommended even for the content if you can't handle nudism, or flirtation. Yeah, some of the avatar items are skimpy, or even nudist, and some are flirtatious. Some are even both. So, if you're prude, you will be peeved by the content. But, the forums boards, and guilds? You might want to stay out of them altogether, they're so filled with cyberbullying. Even the staff are cyberbullies, because they always side with the cyberbullies. Also, after looking at the what people should know about the site buttons... The RPers are mostly erotic RPers, not real RPers. Almost all of the RP request threads are for erotic RPs, but are carefully worded to prevent bans. And, most of them try to take you offsite, too, proving it's indeed erotic. As for why I said safety and privacy concerns... There's a hacker problem on this site, and they fish for forum posters' info to hack their accounts, and computers. They often get into computers, and accounts even without fishing for your info. first. There's also a stalker problem on GaiaOnline. So, I say it's okay for 13+, if you keep the kids off the forums, and only let them use guilds you know are safe for them. Don't just let your kid run around on this site by his/herself. You should have your own account, and get to know the site yourself, and hang out WITH your kid(s).

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 17+

If you are 17+ WITH money...

... then you will have a fun time. IF you are willing to spend real money on virtual items that could be gone for good once this site is down. xD Other than that, i think you would need a time machineto go back over 10 years to have a good time on Gaia without spening money. Games and events were much better back then, these days you mostly have these forum games where you quote someone or collect stupid eggs (last easter even), so that when you have enought collected you can get items that aren't even half good these days. Don't get me wrong, the items you can buy with real money are really good, but the free stuff these days most of the times looks like something they fotgot over ten years ago and thought "well, new there would be day we could use this crap". But even the new items have so many layering problems sometimes, you can't even use them correctly. I can respect some of the other reviews here, but i will not praise a site that literally feeds of so called "whales", people who have money, but also have a higher chance of getting addicted. GaiaOnline supports gambling addiction when it comes to spending money on their site. Random Item Generater or Chance Item Generator are similar to Lootboxes, actually scratch the similar. They are the same. Something that gets EA a shitstorm, but Gaia is okay, because its really mostly kids and teens who lose their pocketmoney for. They don't have any hotline for gambling addiction, spam you with announcements for new item generators and limited items. Until they have an actual (REAL) service hotline for gambling addiction, i will call them Casino. They are nothing more than that these days. This point still triggers me, as a site that wants to be PG, they release litterally slutty demon/angel items. This is not a joke, you can have an avatar, that has a chick kneeling down and begging for the obvious, with a chain around her neck.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism

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