GirlGameZone

Website review by
Dana Cotter, Common Sense Media
GirlGameZone Website Poster Image
Walk away. Ad-mad portal can lead to inappropriate content.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages
Violence

Plenty of shooting and sniper games.

Sex

Site links with names like "Girl Fight," "Beautiful Girl," and "Sxey [sic] Girl Videos" take kids to Google Ad pages with outside links to porn, online dating sites, a how-to kiss a man article, and more.

Language
Consumerism

Ads galore: pop-ups, shaking, animating, talking, fake messages, and contests...you name it, it's there. Kids will find ads for credit cards, online dating sites, 3D chat sites, and "anime babes."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this game portal is full of ads, ads disguised as games, and links to content that's not appropriate for its purported audience.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBJ41 January 9, 2012

Ok Games Site

Ok games directory with reviews and links to other games sites. My niece (age 12) goes on it often for the arcade and virtual world trials. Confusing to get aro... Continue reading
Adult Written bycaitlin414 December 29, 2009

terrible

It has porn ads and bad games...so DON'T PLAY IT!!
Teen, 16 years old Written byJessM October 25, 2012

Cool Virtual Games

I love this website it is pretty cool! You can make friends and chat in the community and play lots of good new games. Some best virtual world games designed fo... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byimjustwondering March 27, 2011

sucks plain and simple

Its bad like the sites messy its confusing to get around and i dont know where these porn site comments are coming from but there is no porn just alot of virtua... Continue reading

What's it about?

Luring players with popular characters like Polly Pockets and Barbie, GIRLGAMEZONE.COM offers a huge range of girls' favorite games. But beware, none of these games actually exist on the site -- and clicking on the ads and links leads to content that's not appropriate for young girls. Clicking on the game links can bring up a barrage of images selling goods, take girls to other web sites, or bring up pages full of Google Ads, some of which can lead to pornographic content after a few clicks.

Is it any good?

Because this game portal site does not host games, there's a high potential for would-be players to get lost on the Web and discover inappropriate content. Most links take kids to web pages full of Google Ads promoting something, for example: "Casino Games" (hotels, gambling) or "Girl Sites"
(dating, porn). Sexual content and web sites with violent games are just a few clicks away. For girls who love games, there are lots better choices.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the tactics used by advertisers to get users to click on their ads. Do your kids know clicking on

  • Google Ads puts money in the pocket of the ad host? How do your kids' favorite web sites make money -- do they sell ads, subscriptions, or use another method?

Website details

  • Genre: Gaming
  • Pricing structure: Free

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