Woozworld

Website review by
Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Shopping- and chatting-centric tween virtual world.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 29 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 164 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Educational Value

Kids can learn about saving and finance by earning and spending the site's two forms of currency, Beex and Wooz. Beex are awarded for completing activities; kids can earn Wooz by selling virtual items to other users or parents can use real money to bankroll their kids' account. The practical experience of making money and budgeting for purchases that Woozworld offers is a plus. However, an additional activity or some reference materials relating the skills to real life would really help kids understand the principles behind saving and spending. Money management skills are a side benefit in this chat-focused virtual world.

Positive Messages

The site features an emphasis on shopping, but also asks users to promise to follow the site code of conduct when they register -- which involves respecting others and using good manners.

Violence

Some users will initiate fights with a "let's fight." (Fights are over things like "messing with my man.") No violence is actually shown.

Sex

In chats, some users ask things like "R U single?" or request kisses. Compliments include things like "U hot," and "U smexy," as the language filter will remove "sexy."

Language

Kids can key in whatever they'd like, but a filter replaces words like "s--t" and "poop" with # signs. However, "Fluck you" is fine.

Consumerism

The site is packed with online stores selling avatar accessories ranging from flying saucers to surfboards, although most are not name brands. Users can purchase virtual currency via credit card, Paypal, mobile SMS, and prepaid game cards. VIP memberships can be purchased with credit cards.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that kids on Woozworld spend a lot of time trying to connect with the opposite sex. "R U single?" is a pretty common question from avatar to avatar. Language filters catch the bad words, but kids work around them with phrases like "Fluck you." Users can register for the site for free, but a paid VIP membership -- which costs $5.95 a month and provides users with one type of  site currency, Wooz, on a weekly basis -- is also available.

User Reviews

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

WoozWorld might not be such a great world.

My child loves it and she thinks its wonderful but there are a few things you need to look out for tho is the language.My child came up to me say a male woozen... Continue reading
Parent Written byLady Moon June 19, 2013

NO WAY! Get your kids out of there immediatly!!!!!

My daughter started playing this game a few months ago. At first it seemed fine with her learning how to use money and learning how to decorate and design her u... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old April 18, 2013

WORST GAME EVER

I can't belive it! For the first few days i went on i loved it but then it started. The third time i went on i saw it all. There it was: fluck you will u d... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bypjn0705 September 17, 2011

WOOZWORLD IS FUN AND SAFE! IT IS NOT BORING!

This game is awsome! Ur kids can learn here how to organize an event like GAMES, SALE and MORE. It is a good website. Some says its boring! But its COOL! This i... Continue reading

What's it about?

Your avatar can participate in activities to earn virtual cash -- then spend it on accessories -- and chat with other users in WOOZWORLD. Users also post messages to each other in a social networking section. The chat function may be a concern; “#” signs replace bad words, but users don’t have to friend (or know) each other to talk. Also, navigation can be confusing, especially if you get stuck somewhere. However, Woozworld does a decent job of encouraging users to stay active through daily rewards and other incentives -- and offers saving experience.

Is it any good?

Users create an avatar to wander the virtual WOOZWORLD -- but unfortunately, jumping around the world's various sections doesn't always happen quickly. Unless you have a VIP membership, you may find there's a wait to get in many areas -- and you can be 20th or more in line. The site's navigation may be a bigger issue for kids. It's not always easy to understand how to move around or do things on the site at first glance. Activity-wise, you can chat with other users -- but doing other things, such as setting up your own "unitz" room, costs Beex, which can be earned by completing activities, and/or Wooz, which you can buy (4,200 Wooz cost $9.99). Wooz can also be earned in other ways, such as by inviting friends to join the site.

If you're comfortable having your child chat with other users, the site offers countless opportunities to talk -- however, kids looking for a ton of games or other similar activities may not be all that wild about Woozworld.

Online interaction: Kids can chat with each other in real-time on the site and can also chat privately. Users also can establish a relationship with other users -- identifying them as mother, daughter-in-law, girlfriend and more -- for a fee.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about which kinds of things are OK to say when you're chatting with someone online -- and which aren't. Use our tips about online worlds.

  • What's the difference between a free and a paid membership on this site? Can you have fun without paying for a VIP membership?

Website details

For kids who love connecting online

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