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dd getting into the internet....I am scared!!!

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lostlilly Thu 19-Apr-12 09:50:29

dd has always used CBBC and Nick jr websites etc and no she is 8 and her friend joined her on to 'Moveistar Planet' she has been on it everyday and as far as I could see it was just a virtual world where they make themselves a character, go shopping etc etc but yesterday I notice she was getting messages and it also has a chat feature! ....people saying they are 'hot' and 'sexy' and I pulled her off and she got really upset, tried to talk to her about it being inappropriate and people not always who they say they are etc but lots of her friends seem to be one it! suddenly I feel very vulnerable and I want her to enjoy the wonders of the web and have fun but this is the first time I have ever had to encounter the real risks to her first hand and I panicked........

redlac Thu 19-Apr-12 09:53:00

moviestar planet is v. dodgy! I would be deleting her account from that and steering her towards Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters and having a chat about only adding people that she actually knows in RL as friends.

lostlilly Thu 19-Apr-12 09:59:35

I never realised it was real people on there until last night...

MUMSNET!!! would it be a good idea/possible to have some recommended safe sites for older children to use once they have outgrown most of the content of CBBC etc ??? I feel out of my depth here as have a standard Norton anti virus thing on my PC but dont have a clue how to block things or feel confident directing my dd to safer sites
Club Penguin...will have a look

Tee2072 Thu 19-Apr-12 10:08:21

Don't get scared, get educated. There is an Internet safety section of MN, read it.

Get Net Nanny or similar.

Ask her what sites she wants to go on and look at them before she's allowed to join.

Be proactive, not reactive.

lostlilly Thu 19-Apr-12 10:29:08

looking up as we speak!

mira5425 Thu 01-Nov-12 12:26:24

My daughter was on moviestar planet, which i deleted yesterday due to inappropriate comments from other users. I don't think this website is appropriate for 8 year old kids, as it shows how to date and do other stuff i dont want my daughter doing right now. Check your kids comments on this website and you too will be surprised with what you may find.

10storeylovesong Fri 02-Nov-12 12:59:11

I don't have any experience with this but there was a newspaper article a few months back by a journalist who posed as a young child on this website and was inundated with sexual comments. It does seem to be a problem with this particular site.

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