Website review by
Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
Meez Website Poster Image
Social networking world isn't so squeaky clean.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 82 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 241 reviews

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Positive Messages

Some backgrounds glamorize drinking or feature scantily clad women.


Some of the avatar backgrounds feature women in tiny outfits with exaggerated bodies that are often sexually charged.


The message board posts sometimes contain anti-gay messages and speech.


Ads are on the homepage and load when you try to access certain pages; users also can buy "coinz" to buy things on the site. Some items, including certain pieces of avatar clothing, feature corporate logos.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

The avatars' backgrounds can be a party setting where avatars are drinking. One background is a poker lounge; others are bar-like clubs.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that although teens use, most of the avatars' look- and identity-based accessories (such as the "shotgun wedding dress") have mature themes. Because photos posted in user profiles appear immediately, rather than going through any filtering, registered users could stumble across suggestive photos. Users can build a profile page listing their age, full name, personal URLs, and links to their instant messaging account. In addition, some of the avatar backgrounds are sponsored by big corporations that flaunt their brands. On the positive side, the site does offer a self-expression plus: Teens can be really creative when designing their online world.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 9-year-old Written bydancigirl April 6, 2011

Meez is NOT what you think.

Many children think that it is safe i checked what people thought about it and its not good i thought maybe to try it out but NO.This website is not safe at all... Continue reading
Parent of a 15-year-old Written byDr.Anne Brewsky December 17, 2010

Perfect for ages 15+

I Checked out meez WHILE my child was active on it and theres absolutely NOTHING wrong with the site its how you let YOUR child use it. for instance, if you use... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byBinary101101 March 28, 2017

Meez is great but...

Meez is great but, the site has MAJOR flaws.
1. There's alot of users who are over 18 on the site so it gets wild and inappropriate sometimes.(I don't... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written bySaberToothReview33 December 2, 2016

My thoughts about meez

I've been around meez and i have a friend who is VIP.She said that she was just chilling in Grand Ballroom and these 2 girls came u to her started calling... Continue reading

Is it any good?

Registered users can choose from dozens of hairstyles and outfits to create intricate, downloadable MEEZ.COM avatars that move and groove their way through the site's dance club, poolside party spots, and other virtual rooms. Users also can also choose from a wide variety of backgrounds for their avatar. Most things are free, but some cost "coinz," bought via PayPal or a credit card for 10 cents each.

However, some of the site's background options include gambling and party themes that are too grown-up for young teens, and fashions tend to be tighter than what you'd want your "real" daughter to leave the house wearing. The site does get points for diverse facial/fashion selections, but panders to uncomfortable stereotypes with makeup like the "thug" girl look. The personal pages are also a point of concern -- users have the ability to post pretty suggestive photos and direct, inappropriate language. Meez can be a cool, creative outlet -- but only if its users are old enough to live the lifestyle they're designing.

Online interaction: To access the various virtual rooms on the site, users need to create an avatar. The Meez community includes a lot of user interaction -- you can enter friends' email addresses to invite them to join the site, post on more than a dozen bulletin boards, and chat live in the site's various rooms. Users can also add links on their profile to photos and videos. A language filter removes swear words in site message board posts; however, when it comes to profile posts, anything goes.

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Website details

  • Genre: Virtual Worlds
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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