Fashion site has sexual images, open socializing.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The site's focuses on fashion offers a materialistic vibe with game descriptions like "Everyone loves to improve their apparent look with cool accessories and fashion trends."


The site features a number of outside links to video game sites that have violent games.


User comments like "hey what's [sic] up I love sex" are plentiful.


Users are free to say what they want -- swearing is common -- in the comments. One example: "every one of y'all can go 2 hell. F--k y'all assholes, asshole f--k yourself."


Features shopping links on the site's home page. There are banner ads on every page.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this virtual doll dress-up site is an unregulated place full of comments and images inappropriate for kids. It allows registered users to interact directly and post their email address -- and there's no age requirement to register. Once you decide to actually play dress-up, you're taken off the site to to create your doll. The site also lists HTML coding so users can add games and dolls to a MySpace page. Google sponsored ads and banner ads are on every page. The plus side: Older teens can exercise some creativity picking out outfits for their dolls.

What's it about?

DRESSUPGIRL.NET offers teens a tempting number of dress-up games, such as "Dress-Up for a Vacation" and "Impress Sexy," featuring underwear-clad girls with clothing, accessory, and make-up options. Once registered, users can send private messages and add other visitors to their IM lists. Able to communicate off and on the site,'s users appear to have free reign to say anything -- and they do. Some post naked breast photos as their ID. Site game comments (listed as reviews) include "she was damn right sexxxy" and "for fuk sake!"

Is it any good?


The real question is who's providing the games? Who can tell? The site lists no owner, and the only site info given is the number of registered users and total games. That's a concern since free registration is required after using up the site's new user "credits." The only redeeming quality about this site is that kids can get a little creative choosing outfits. The site's games are kid-friendly; its structure is not. Given's lax safety policy, parents may want to consider shutting the computer down and pulling out some old-fashioned paper dolls -- or even Barbie -- instead.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the site's lack of safety precautions. What are the risks of posting your email and IM address publicly? Why is it important to confirm a site has a legit owner, even if you found it using a search engine or on a friend's site? Our Top Ten Tips for Kids for Viral Media can help with some Internet safety questions. Parents may also want to discuss the site's emphasis on improving self-esteem with fashion. Are clothes and shoes really the key to happiness and popularity?

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Kid, 9 years old January 25, 2013


Well I actually like the website but I only play on the appropriate games. If I see a word I don't think is right I don't go on it. BUT it may be bad for some kids
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Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written byRosebud95 March 20, 2012

More suitable for 16+

I'd would've given this 3 stars (maybe 4), since it's fun, but I don't think the site is always appropriate for tweens, (one game had 'sexy' in the title and some have fishnets, even though their not that revealing) even though I think most tween girls would want to play dress up games. (Like my tween sister likes it) Also, like YouTube, their are some ok and bad comments people leave on there. The ok comments are sometimes cool though like they recommend outfits to others. Overall, this is a teen site. And I don't really see the ads, but I rarely pay attention to does anyway. :)
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Too much sex
Teen, 14 years old Written byrebma97 February 5, 2012

Iffy site

One of my sisters went onto this website so I decided to go on. Some dress up games seemed innaprorpiate, and I haven't seen innapropriate ads but that's because I just ignore it. I didn't do a lot of exploring on this website, but I don't think it's safe.
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