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MovieStarPlanet – Not just Child’s Play – What every parent should know.

MovieStarPlanet

MovieStarPlanet is a free social interactive fantasy website created for children aged between 8 and 15 years old. Children get to choose from a variety of movie star characters, dress them up, choose their hairstyles, make movies, play games and chat.

The point of the game is to earn fame and fortune by social interacting, making movies and watching other people’s movies. In doing so you can earn Fame Points and Star Coins which can be used to buy more costumes, backdrops for your movies, animations, home decor, etc. Players can also exchange gifts, collect autographs and trade items.

The more competitions you enter, games you play, friends you have and interactions you make, the more rewards you are given and as you progress you can go higher up the levels which allows you to have more character animations and other additions.

MovieStarPlanet VIP Account

The VIP account is available to buy at £49.99 for one year and in return users get 350 diamonds and 50,000 Star Coins. The VIP account also allows you to access additional games, have private chats, get movie additions and animations and fast-track your way to fame and fortune.

In addition StarCoins can be bought via credit card or phone.

Is MovieStarPlanet Safe?

Well the company behind the game would have you think so. On the parent page the company states that they do their utmost to ensure the game is safe and secure

They have clear rules such as not giving away personal information or using inappropriate or abusive language and say that those who break the rules will be locked out of the game either temporarily or permanently. Profiles can also be deleted and IP addresses blocked.

In the parent section they do their best to convince parents of the safety of the game and encourage parents to talk to their children about internet safety. They say that usage is monitored both manually and by automated systems and that filters blacklist certain words. Moderators review all reports which are filed and are continually monitoring the site for inappropriate use.

MovieStar Planet Security and Concerns

You cannot get a website that is designed for children without there being some concerns and certainly MovieStarPlanet has its fair share.

The site has been discussed on both Netmums and Mumsnet, http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/primary/a1419378-Movie-Star-Planet popular parenting sites, where parents have voiced concerns over the website, citing examples of children being sent inappropriate messages, accounts being hacked and children warned for reporting others. Parents also questioned the website’s rewards for befriending strangers and options that allow players to be boyfriend or girlfriend.

To investigate further I set up a free account. I was not asked for an email address or prompted to tell an adult what I was doing. Within minutes I had created a character and was able to participate in chatrooms, some of which are called Love Cafe and Lovers Beach.

Some of the members had fairly innocuous names such as ILoveAnimals but others were called LoverGirl and DistrictLover. There were public chats which consisted of both boys and girls asking members to type ‘123’ if they loved them and asking them if they would go out with them. Others stated that they were ‘hot’.

Most were dressed in rock star type outfits but the boys could go bare breasted and the girls could wear bikinis and black, goth-type brassieres.

I found that if you asked someone how old they were, a warning came up stating you had violated their terms, however members were getting around this violation by using txt speak. A member started chatting to me and his second question to me was to ask if I had a ‘fone’ and could I give him my number.

Members can be invited into each other’s rooms for parties and chat. There didn’t seem to be any way to report the content of a chat but you could report a user by clicking on the warning symbol in their profile. There is also a life-ring symbol at the top right hand corner of the site which takes you to a pop up reminder of the rules.

The forum is full of chat about how to get more coins but the first time you log in you are directed to a post that tells you the rules of the forum, reminds you that it is moderated and informs members that inappropriate posts or language will be result in that member being banned.

I did report the player who asked for my number, a pop-up asked me if I wanted to block or report him. I clicked on report and another option asked if I was sure. Then a window popped up informing me that I could earn 30 coins if I entered my email address but it gave no indication of whether my report had been accepted.

MovieStarPlanet Accounts and Hacking

Hacking is another issue and one quick search leads to dozens of YouTube videos that posted details about how to hack into accounts. Again Mumsnet members reported concerns that their children’s accounts had been hacked and the StarCoins they had collected had been taken.

There are also plenty of sites that offer hacking tools for MovieStarPlanet; this would point to a blatant breach of the rules and security of the site but it’s not clear what, if anything, the site is doing about it.

It is very difficult to effectively monitor any site which is created purely for children and there are certainly many more security measures which MovieStarPlanet could take to ensure the safety of its members. Unfortunately sites like this do attract adults and it is clear from what parents have said and from our own research that the rules are being breached and complaints are not being handled as well as they could be.

As ever we would urge parents to monitor their children’s internet usage and encourage them to report anything which might disturb or unsettle them. Parents have the ultimate control over what their children see online and so it would be wise to use your own discretion at all times but to also ensure that you have access to parental controls and an up-to-date anti-virus system.

-The Omniquad Team

PS. We would love to hear from you if you have any experiences you would like to share. 

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  1. But sense my Daughter loves it I will not take it away from her Msp is like another world to her I’m a Good mother I don’t take websites that she loves away I just talk to her on how to keep safe before she joins the site but I don’t supervise her 24/7 because my Daughter is very well behaved on websites she reports whoever is mean to her

  2. My Daughter, has been playing MovieStarPlanet for ages now but I am very curious about that website and mad one time this girl said to my Daughter, ”im going to hack you right now” as soon as she said that to my Daughter, My Daughter came running into my Bedroom and crying, I asked her nicely ”What’s wrong?” then she said this girl was going to hack her now, so I went into her Room to watch her on the Computer but then suddenly it logged her out 5 minutes later she kept logging back in but it kept logging her out then 10 minutes later it let her log back in but her status update said this ”HACKED” in big capital letters and she lost 4 Rare items and also the glasses my daughter owned on MovieStarPlanet which cost 1000 star coins, so I told my Daughter to block and report her and change her Password so she did after she changed her password it finally stopped logging her out MSP really needs to have a safety team and moderate the game better and when a child gets their IP address locked out for bad behaviour, they should lock them from the whole sight so they can’t make a new account, But I am so mad My daughter Had VIP and they locked her out for a week and 10 hours which is when her VIP ran out So I contacted msp and they unlocked her but also If your IP ADDRESS EVER GETS LOCKED OUT! it doesn’t mean your locked out from the game it’s just your IP Address so if your IP address gets locked out take your Computer to another place like someone else’s house or the Library and it will work, luckily my Daughters IP address only got locked out at her nans not her house so she can still use it at Home but now for some weird reason I didn’t have to message the staff the number to get unlocked it unlocked without doing anything because luckily my daughter got a 7 DAY BAN ON HER COMPUTER AT HOME OTHERWISE IT WOULDN’T BE UNLOCKED AT HER NANS!

  3. i have msp and i feel it is a great game yes they have some issues but what games dosen’t ? I feel the moderators do a good job at protecting moviestar’s they do listen to your views so personaly i think they do a good job

  4. I have a VIP account on MSP. Let me just say that if your kids have the game, monitor what they are doing. Not every moment, but keep hold of their username and password so you can always log in and view what your child is doing. I am very unsatisfied with the game, they only want your money. The moderating system is a joke. Too many ways to bypass the system. And the hacking problem is completely ignored.
    Once, this girl was asking me to switch accounts. She said “hey my sister has cancer can we switch accounts?”. I followed by messaging her My apologies and pressured her with many questions. Obviously, it was a ploy to hack my account. Right when I messaged her it was against the rules, the moderating system thought I was the problem and said I received a warning for not following the rules. Really MSP? I’m the one not following the rules?
    Next, bullying. Those on lower levels are obviously put down. The VIPs act very stuck up. Not all, but some pressure others into watching their movies or else they will be deleted. Users are also pressured to give greets. My sister was harassed by this one VIP who made her buy a gift from her wish list. She told my sister she would do the same in return. She lied, of course. I sent her an angry message and blocked/reported. Nothing happened :(

    The blocking system obviously does not understand the IP address. A boy who broke up with my sister on the game and made fun of her made me mad. I messaged him that was uncalled for and he sent me numerous hate messages. I blocked him but he only returned with a new account and called. Me “ugly” and said “nobody would ever want to be friends with you”. He leaves nasty remarks on all my movies. You can’t trust people on MSP. And you can’t trust MSP either.

    • Its ashame that a game that should be fun has turned into a war zone and a money pit as well. You want your kids to have fun. They beg you incessantly for the money to buy VIP, and it usually blows up in everyones’ face. The only way to have peace is to keep your kids off it. If they are mature and smart enough to play the game and ignore the bull@#$* , they make their own money to buy VIP then good for them. But chances are they are young, impressionable, vulnerable, and unaware of how they can become targets.

      There really isn’t such a thing as “hacking”. That’s a term the kids use to justify manipulating other players to give them their password or somehow manage to reset another player’s password. That’s the part that’s too easy. The developers know this happens. As far as I know, they’ve done nothing to change the login security. All you have to do is know the username of another player, go into their login and reset the password simply by hitting the “forgot password” link. The reset option goes to the “hackers” email. The site doesn’t flag the email as not on user’s account. Too, too easy.

      The big VIPs, the ones everyone wants to connect with of “hack” into are fake. They are designed by the developers to keep players wanting VIP status, and therefore, mom and dad have to pony up. You just have to keep your kids busy with old fashioned activities like reading, talking to friends, crafts, car trips…IDK We as parents have to support each other. My child literally went through a withdraw,the DTees, if you will. But it’s ok, they will soon get over it.

  5. Hi I’m my name is allison and I’m 13. I love map although it has a few bad things like hackers and rude msp players. I got hacked once for this girl told me I would get free VIP so I gave her my password and she hacked me never listen to what they say. Hackers are the worse so when you see a very disturbing avatar on the chat room right away get out of it and for the rude and disturbing msp players if they send you something nasty or harsh just simply block them don’t let them get to you. Overall I love msp for its a place were I can be me! And have fun .

  6. I’m 11 years old. Moviestarplanet is a great game. One day I tried to get on my account. It said I was looked out of my IP account. :( I never got any behaviour warnings before.
    Later I found out I got hacked. :( I wish the MSP security wanna better. When I loved on I had no cloths but a pair of shorts. I had no StarCoins either. I was Swager Girl001. I tried to log on and I wouldn’t let me log on. It took me quite a while to get to level 9. So if you play MSP I recommend you take good care of your account and don’t share your password with any other MSP users.

  7. I agree with what everyone has said here ^-^ i am 12 years old and i play moviestarplanet i think it is a great game but very addictive, and personally i think that it should be for kids 13 and over because online dating for 8, 9 & 10 year olds? its just wrong also, you dont even know the people in real life you also know nothing about them! thats why i dont dare date on moviestarplanet, also about the hackers, known as, honeybear101, the grim reaper, the dolly (most common ._.) Anonomous! and also a character with no username underneath them, if you see any of those hackers/people you leave the chatroom straight away block and report them, also i suggest if ANYONE ever asks for your password or tells you they’ll buy you vip, dont do it!!!! i also suggest that when you first start the game you put your email in the game (you may think thats not right but it is do it!) so if anyone ever hacks you and changes your password, you can click forgot password and write your user and your email in and it sends it to your computer.

  8. I personally would not allow children to play this game, simply because there are too many flaws in security; it came up in innocent conversation between myself and my younger sister, she was showing me her items she’s bought for her room and her clothes; she entered a chat room, one of the high-school chat rooms and among the avatars was a rather shady and odd looking character titled dolly, now normally i wouldn’t think anything of it, but the avatars face was rather disturbing; no facial features except for what appeared to be some kind of a mask or mouth, which i’m not sure is in the game or not; but this avatar was lurking around on the sidelines and was generally verbally abusing other players and bullying them; unfortunately, this “Dolly” character decided to pick on my little sister along with various other players asking her for clothes and autos; her threat was simple, “i will hack you if you don’t” at this comment i would laugh and just report the player, but imagine being a young child and someone saying that to you, easily manipulated and quite clearly that would scare any child, they don’t want to get in trouble so; why not do what this person says, fortunately i was able to prevent my sister from giving any information such as passwords or names and house locations; but i fear that other children may fall prey to these hackers.

    also i was rather alarmed when she asked me what something rather explicit was which i do not feel comfortable in discussing due to the crude and foul and nature of the message, i wouldn’t explain to her, and settled it as something she would find out when she was older, the site does have a system which will block certain naughty words from being written and sent, but people have found a way to bypass the system, inevitable yes, but i would simply recommend that parents monitor their children’s online activities, even if they are aware of dangers already; better safe than sorry.

    since this incident, i accessed my younger sister’s account with her permission and have since seen numerous avatars claiming to be hackers, names including Anon, Anonymous, Dolly, Twins and even an avatar without a name, i learnt that this avatar is sometimes known as “the grim reaper” now if that isn’t disturbing for a child, i don’t know what is; but i can safely say, her account has been left alone and this site has been blocked on all of the devices connected to the internet; my parents fully agreed with my actions; and i’m not saying we should ban our children from playing these games and give them no privacy; not at all, far from that; but there is a fine line between safety and privacy invasion, and these people who are out to exploit children care about neither.

  9. I play MovieStarPlanet, and I really like the game. Its fun to make movies, buy new outfits, and things like that. However, on ANY online game you find your going to find someone who wants to steal accounts or someone who wants to make inappropriate interactions with anyone on a gaming website. I honestly think that the whole boyfriend/girlfriend thing on a gaming website is not safe at all, especially for younger kids who want to play MovieStarPlanet. I don’t participate in online dating, nor do I want to. And yes, I have seen some inappropriate people in chat rooms calling people some inappropriate names and cyber bullying. Parents, just know that there are people out there who may approach your kids in a nasty way. But, you can also block and report people on there, making it so the person can’t be in the same chat room, game, or message them. My younger cousins also play MovieStarPlanet, and they enjoy it, too. I always remind them not to online date, always tell there parents if someone interacts with someone inappropriately, and to block anyone who asks for their passwords. I believe that parents should only take kids of MovieStarPlanet if they are also interacting inappropriately with other users, not because someone interacts with them inappropriately. And if that does happen, and they do the right thing, be proud of your kid for not choosing to join bad influences.

  10. Hello I am 14 years old and I JUST LOVE LOVE AND LOVE MSP! :) it is like the best kids website ever but here is some things I want to say

    I was just looking around on Msp the first day I joined I made loads of nice and kind friends

    But then suddenly when I reached level 9 something very bad happened to me it started like this one today I was in the skate park chat-room then I seen this girl called MissPerfect we started talking and stuff while I was in there she acted all sweet and stuff so I was happy :)

    1 week later…. she messaged me on a random day and said this ” Hey want 1000 star coins and more VIP if I give you more VIP it will last forever she said”

    I just could not say no so I said Yeah sure that would be nice :) …..

    Then she asked me something she said Can I have your password though so I can give u your 1000 star coins and extra VIP

    But then suddenly I fell for it :( so I gave her my password then she suddenly logged out and logged in my account then I knew I was being Hacked caus it automatically logged ME out then I kept trying to log back in but it kept logging me out :(

    But then she changed my password to ILovetigers12345 I know this because I used ”Forgot Password” to find out what she changed my password to

    Then I logged back in my account luckily I got it back then I went quickly as possible to change the password to something hard she wont figure out

    I was quick to change the password caus I copied and pasted the password she changed it to then quickly wrote the new password

    BUT NOW I KNOW NEVER EVER TO TRUST ANYONE ON MSP!! WITH WHEN THEY SAY THEY WILL GIVE COINS AND SHIT

    Here is some Tips to follow on msp now

    (1) NEVER SHARE YOUR PASSWORD (only to your Mum and Dad)

    (2) IF SOMEONE TELLS YOU TO CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD STOP!! no body can give you Starcoins VIP or Diamonds

    (3) DONT TRUST THESE PEOPLE THEY ARE HACKERS! Kayala , Mera Bella , The Terror Twins , The Dolly , Anonymous , Grim Reaper and HoneyBear101 ok.

    ~ Brittney

    • “NEVER SHARE YOUR PASSWORD (only to your Mum and Dad)”

      That is very good advice Brittney.
      From the experience of you and other posters here, it seems like most of the people who experience being hacked at MSP have given away their passwords to other players, often lured by extra vip status and coins.
      There is the old adage, “if it looks too good to be true, it probably isn’t true”.

      Ask yourselves, why would anybody give away free stuff to strangers?

      – The Omniquad Team

  11. MSP is okay I guess. I mean hackers are everywhere. I really wouldn’t buy V.I.P anymore just because it is really not a big deal getting hacked anymore. Unless you were like a really good member and and spent time and money on that website. I’ve only had VIP once and really its nothing great. I would rather play Poptropica than MSP because sometimes MSP has updates and you lose some of your clothes. I used to have 4 pages of clothes now I have 2. Just some words of advice if you see someone in a MSP chatroom and they don’t have a name underneath them get out even if you are talking to someone get out ASAP they are hackers. I’ve never personally been hacked but I’ve watched videos on YouTube about hacker hunting. The strongest password you can have is one with capital and lowercase letters and numbers. If you plan on playing MSP much longer be safe. I really don’t like it as much as I used to. Oh and one more thing I don’t see MSP rolling in as much money as they are now in a few years. I’m 14 and I’ve been playing MSP since it came out. MSP has changed for the worse. I don’t think it will ever be the same MSP it was.

  12. I am an 11 year old girl who plays this website and all of you are right I agree with all of you. I used to play this and my mom let me get vip for a month and once I got it I got way more friends but then it was annoying cause people literally harass you for greets and gifts and wishies ugh its annoying and then you got the top hackers that everyone is afraid of and some people make pranks and pretend to be the famous hackers and go on chats and even message people asking for their passwords and saying that they are gonna hack you I know this from personal experience. once a girl made an acc with the name ANON IS BACK nobody is safe and so she messaged me asking for my password and said she was gonna hack me with the devil face I was so scared until I found out she was fake and the famous hackers are Anonymous, also known as anon, The grim reaper, The dolly, and a new one, The twins, or something like that. thats all I can think of right now. there are a lot of fake hacker accounts that threaten to hack you and message you. also, there are some users on this website that ask to date and call you pretty, cute, and then onto further things that im uncomfortable with mentioning… and they also ask you for adresses and phone numbers. I am lucky that Im smart enough not to give away that stuff I know about old men and predators coming to your house, and doing stuff with you… this is why I stay safe on websites and I encourage my friends to too like once my friend almost gave this guy on MSP Her adress but I stopped her and im glad I still have her and there are also bullying problems on msp like if you dont have vip or are new, most vips are jerks and I know this from asking to be someones friend in chat and they called me a noob and said im ugly and I should kill myself but I didnt listen because i support non bullying and some of my friends get cyberbullied and i hav to help them thru it and I said to her to not tell people to kill themselves because someone might actually think they are worthless and ugly and do it, its not funny. i suggest you get your kids off of msp for good i used to play this and i hate it now. i only go on with my friends if they want to play a game on it and thats IT i suggest not playing this its a horrible website. Also I read the parents section to see if they mentioned about girlfriends and boyfriends but they didnt. a lot of boys messaged me when i got vip but I said no i never dated on msp i didnt want to i think online dating is wrong and it says its a kid website ugh. also someone on youtube made a video of them asking people FOR THEIR PASSWORDS AND LOGGING ONTO THEM it sickened me. thanks for reading all of this if you did and I hope I provided information for you if ur kids play this game. all of this is from personal experience from me playing the game and if u want to try it out for yourself go ahead and check if its safe enough for ur kids but I recommend not to my mom told me not to play it anymore after i told her i quit and all about the website. i hope u enjoyed my info thanks 4 reading

    • I totally agree with you and the VIPs that are bullies and tell you to kill yourself and that u have no life, we’ll I just tell them actually u don’t have a life because you spend all your time and money on a dumb internet game. I used to play it but now I’m done, I rather play a safer online game or video game on an xbox or something

  13. I know this website may seem bad to a lot of parents, but the kids that use this website should be old enough the understand common sense and how to use it. When I was a kid, my mother would always let me go on any website I wanted because she trusted me. If every parent tries to spy on their kid 24/7, the kids will eventually go behind their back and do what they are not supposed to do. Parents should just have a stern talking to with their kids letting them know that if they want to go onto a children’s website, let them. But first, talk about the dangers of the internet and to report users who do bad stuff. My child tells me all about the wonders of Moviestarplanet and what she does everyday on that website. My daughter has come across some bad users and reported them. It only took a day for the Moviestarplanet staff to notify her that the user has been reported. So just stay calm because Moviestarplanet is not a bad site.

  14. My daughter had someone ask her to trade movie stars for an hour. She fell for it and gave them her password. The other user changed her password and took over her VIP account. I emailed MSP support and they asked me to send receipt of purchase of membership. I forwarded the iTunes receipt and they reset the account and sent us a new password. No issues! I have since had a discussion with. My daughter about never sharing personal information!!

  15. god if took msp from my kid she will be in a long term of sadness so i will not take this game from my child. i am a fun mom and i do not take things away from my kid that makes her happy she has only one friend and i feel bad for her so i will not take it away from her….. :)

  16. It is a nasty website. I emailed MSP staff about the hacking, they said that ‘It is impossible to hack users, their idea of hacking is poor password security.’ It is all about silly levels and huge bills attacking your bank account.

    My 9 year old girl came running crying to me, saying something. I couldn’t even HEAR what she was saying she was crying so much. Then I told her to calm down and tell me what had happened. She told me a girl called ‘Anonomous’ had messaged her a devil, said she was ugly and hacked her. My daughter was a VIP, and it was just after Christmas when I had bought all this for her.

    She made a second account, starting over. She added her old friends, and went into a chatroom called ‘Beverly Hills Café.’ I was on the sofa next to her, when I saw a disturbing avatar lurking in the background. It had no username underneath (which I assumed wasn’t normal as she did). So I thought it was moviestarplanet staff in the chatroom. But no, my daughter let out a gasp, and I SAW her being logged out. I asked her who it was, and she said with a shaky voice “I think that was Grim Reaper…”

    She logged in again and it said ‘Sorry, your login failed, did you type the password correctly?’ I am tired of this. It should be focused on safety rather than money. You can have virtual boyfriends, and apparently her friend was worrying her sick, saying she was going to cut her wrists because her ‘boyfriend’ dumped her. THESE ARE KIDS IN MIND YOU KNOW!!!

  17. don’t be so protective, this is like another world to them. they get to be whoever they want, just like you prob already told your children, but on a game. it shows what the real world is like and it looks like your trying to protect them from that, your insane. if your daughter/son gets hacked, no big deal! you could easily make a new account and start over. this site not only helped me with making friends in real life, but also prepared me for the worse! after i played this game i realized anything can be taken away from you in a second. you just got to learn to start over and move on. if you are really that concerned that your daughter is being introduced to the real world, go ahead and lock her up like Rapunzel. Shes going to find out everything sooner or later!

    • You may be right in some ways, but for the most part parenting does involve setting limits, adhering to rules, protecting their kids from danger, and in some cases cutting them off from things they enjoy as form of discipline. My child has run up credit card bills, lost friends, and was bullied by other girls due to this game. You have to step in no matter what the popular school of thought is. This game is not for everybody. I agree it is designed for fun and make believe. But I’ve had to remove her from this game because it has done more harm than good for her. If you have children, you will understand. Children think in black and white. Many times they do not understand it’s fantasy. There are predatory adults, also, who play this game as their hunting ground. I’m sorry to say you may want to rethink how you blog with concerned parents who have lost money, bounced checks, wiped away tears, and in some cases had to call the police. My Philosophy is with internet games is this: One Strike and You’re Out. My daughter and MSP got one one strike. She’s been off the game and DOES NOT MISS IT!

  18. I have a question. On my daughters message feed with another girl on MSP it says that she said something mean yesterday. My daughter is adamant that because her friend is a VIP judge she can send a message and make it look like my daughter sent it. Does anyone know wether that’s true. It sounds so improbable.

    • I am not sure if that’s possible, but I will talk to my daughter, who is no longer allowed to play MSP, (for obvious reasons), to see if you can disguise your message feed. MSP is another way for kids to cyber bully. Don’t put up with it. If you have the guts to ban your child from that game, do it ASAP to avoid further heartbreak and save you $$$. My daughter was threatened with prosecution by other parents due to their child’s accusations of theft and the like.I still haven’t figured out what went on but my child is not in jail so I assume it was all bullshit. I’ll try to get back to you on your question. In the meantime, limit her time on the game and block any of her friends that seem fishy or abusive. Report them if necessary.

    • No it is not possible. You can only delete messages that appear on your screen. I am a vip judge and this is not possible. it is possible your daughter has told a lie

      • Thanks very much for your help on this. Both daughters will be off MSP from now on.

      • Smart choice. Keep them off the game! To avoid any more little white lies and mysterious charges to your bank account, BLOCK THE SITE. ASAP

  19. I’ve had problems with this site for a few months, and I’ve just found out that my nearly 9 year old daughter has been using a text service on my mobile phone to purchase for VIP packages for spending on virtual clothes and greetings / gifts for online friends. Texts have been being sent via a company called boku and it has just cost me several hundred pounds.

    Over the past few months whilst using the site my daughter has complained of hacking, people stealing her virtual items, her messages consist of nothing but “can I have..”, and “you’re sexy, wanna d8″, boys telling her what to wear or calling her ugly….. the site is a complete, shallow, fake, waste of time. It encourages poor writing, meaningless preoccupations, disinterest in learning / creativity, and I can tell you for sure that the sheer amount of bored / neglected teens and pre-teens who are all trying to act far too old for their age make the site nothing but a bad influence.

    What the above article says is correct, the admins DO warn children for reporting others, and blame hacking on children for giving away passwords. They’re all about money and their employees don’t / can’t keep on top of inappropriate behaviours. “It’s a parent’s job”.. in reality, no sensible parent whether supervising or not would want their own child have pointless conversations with neglected bored kids anyway – and judging by the content of most conversations – no child want to expose them to a parent either. It’s a game of secrecy and financial competitiveness, and the company’s painting of a happy, safe, older child’s website for talking to friends and being creative is not the reality.

    Additionally the “most famous” characters are simply set ups by the company intended to give children unattainable “fame” standards to pay for, so MSP company can eat up all their / your money for doing nothing. It’s literally millions of pounds for nothing. More importantly, it’s a distraction from real life, slows education, gives kids absolutely no creative or productive skills, or in fact anything useful at all, in return.

    So in short, don’t do what I did and hope it’s just a harmless website. Without the secrecy and “fame” competition that no one but the individual cares about, it’s nothing like what it’s cracked up to be, kids either have virtual dates at 8-10 years old or ask each other for things that cost money, and that’s all they do. And these perverted designers make a lot of money out of it.

    Nasty site, don’t recommend MSP to anybody.

  20. My 11 year old daughter was accused of hacking her friends account. Now, I know there is a lot of nonsense going on and 11 year old girls are vicious creatures. Aside from the usual ways of duping players into giving out passwords, could she have indeed done this even though she swears she did not. I would like to believe her but her friend said her email address appeared somewhere. Not sure where when or how. Can anyone give me an idea how the “hacking” takes place. I contacted the company about this issue and they claim that there is no such thing as hacking and the sites that claim “how tos” are a sham.

    • My daughter is 10 years old. She got accused of hacking to,that they blocked our IP address. I wrote to them numerous times. My daughter told me that 2 people threaten to hack her account, and force her to give 2 pieces of clothes to her.We paid for year to extra stuff, Its only been 2 months of playing the game. They told me she band for life, because it was coming from our computer. My daughter has been so upset. One of the girls that was threatening her they said her user name that was coming from IP address?? I’m so confused. I know there is trouble with internet Explorer that there has been hacking going on reported. So was told to move Google Chrome until fixed. I keep writing to them to let me see writing my daughter had with people she was threatening. It seem like they can’t come up with that. One of the girls that threaten my daughter they said they will block her for only 7 days. I’m so furious!

      • Yes, there’s nothing like a fresh way to lose friends, cyber bully, and spend momma’s money without her knowing. You have to get them off that game ASAP. When you cancel one credit card they find another way to pay for their upgrades. It’s too easy for them to run up your phone bills, paypal bills etc.

        The kids don’t really “hack” they just use a friend’s login and reset the password. If the “hacking “victim” is logged in, she gets logged off. While she’s trying to reset her own password, the “hacker is gifting themselves with her victim’s goodies.

        My daughter was accused of actually stealing another child’s identity through hacking. The parent threatened to have my 11 year old child with a federal offence. After calming her down, I contacted the asshole who threatened her and told him that no credit card info nor SSN was stolen. If my child could do that at 11 yrs old then we are movin to China and I’m fixin to make a fortune! Parents get really riled up with this stuff because their kids can go on a spending spree. Shut it down Kathy. Keep your kid off that garbage all together.

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