Website review by
Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media
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Enchanting site for Harry Potter fans.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 26 reviews

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The Harry Potter movie trailers show fantasy violence. The trailers are rated appropriate for all audiences.


The site's posted rules state that fan-fiction submissions "may be PG-13, which will allow for scenes of violence, mild language, and implied sexual encounters." Fan fiction may also include same-sex fiction at a PG-13 level.


The forums are closely monitored for offensive materials, but not the chat rooms, there could be mild profanity in the chat rooms.


A few ads to support the site itself, but they aren't overbearing. There's a link to the "MuggleStore" filled with HP merchandise.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that on MuggleNet kids can get information about every Harry Potter book and movie, as well as background information on the storyline's creator, J.K. Rowling, through the varied network of the links. There are loads of chats, fun trivia, and games to play. The chat and forum rules clearly state what's not tolerated and what the consequences are for breaking the rules. There are a few ads, but they provide support for the site. Parents should note that user-submitted fan fiction may be at a PG-13 level, and trailers on the site contain fantasy violence.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bytoddbloom7 April 9, 2008
Kid, 12 years old February 12, 2012

Bad site.....

It's a good site, don't get me wrong, but recently Google has put up 'this site may harm your computor.' I would not recommend going on it f... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byXDMorsemordreXD December 30, 2011


Nice site - for the fans, by the fans.

What's it about?

MUGGLENET.COM offers visitors news stories, rumors, trivia questions, plot theories, a newsletter, games, and much more. Read brief synopses of the books, learn what J.K. Rowling's cryptic dedications may mean, pore over explanations of such mysteries as horcruxes, and submerge yourself in Potteriana. There's an encyclopedia of creatures, spells, potions, and places, too. There's a games section, with Shockwave games involving quidditch, hippogriff herding, and spellcasting. Real fans will score high on the trivia games, and even muggles will do OK with the Harry Potter matching games and jigsaw puzzles.

Is it any good?

Created and maintained by older teens (and a smattering of twenty-somethings), this site offers everything a Harry Potter fan could want. In addition to the features mentioned above, there is a carefully monitored discussion forum with strict rules about what can be posted, including rules about what topics can be covered in fan fiction.

Similarly, the chat room seems well-intentioned and at the time of review, there were not any provocative screen names or off-topic posts. And the site does have a list of Harry Potter-related links it connects to, including some role-playing games that are more for adults than student wizards.

Online interaction: MuggleNet aims to have a positive atmosphere in chats and forums, and its rules for participation reflect this.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the phenomena of Harry Potter. Why do you think the books and movies have taken off?

  • If you were writing the next Harry Potter book, what would be the plot? How would you market the book?

  • Families can also go to the "Name Origins" section of the site and quiz each other on different terms.

Website details

  • Genre: Fan Sites
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 19, 2019

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