Not appropriate for children under 16, unless they’re being monitored!
First off, the positives. For children who struggle to interact with others, it’s a great way to make new friends, and even build up skills in 3D modelling, if your child is a creator. If you go into the right chat rooms, there are lots of friendly people. In terms of privacy, IMVU does not force you to reveal any personal information, giving options to “hide” any personal information. I also believe IMVU tries separating children under 17 and adults over 18 with their own individual servers, and you required to submit ID if you try to buy an Access Pass (the pass that allows you to view adult content).
Overall, I feel the game is most appropriate for children over 16, but children under 16 and over 13 will be safe as long as their activity is monitored. As always, teach your child about internet safety before they use it.
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