A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
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."
Violence & Scariness
The site features a number of outside links to video game sites that have violent games.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
User comments like "hey what's [sic] up I love sex" are plentiful.
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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."
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Products & Purchases
Features shopping links on the site's home page. There are banner ads on every page.
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 Zwinktopia.com 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.
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 dressupgirl.net'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.
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