Information to parents about MovieStarPlanet
What is MovieStarPlanet?
MovieStarPlanet is a social online world with a MovieStar theme While it is a lot about having fun, MovieStarPlanet has also been developed with an educational purpose, in co-operation with leading educational authorities as well as financial support from the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
What can my child do at MovieStarPlanet?
Basically have fun while improving his or her expressive and creative skillsEach child gets a personalized MovieStar character which can be used in animation movies, in chat rooms, games or some of the other fun features of MovieStarPlanet’s virtual world. The MovieStar characters will earn fame points and StarCoins when creating movies, and these can be used to buy new costumes, new animations and much more, which will allow new and better movies to be created.
Who uses MovieStarPlanet and is it safe?
MovieStarPlanet is safe and it is for everyone
MovieStarPlanet is aimed at children and youngsters aged 8-13. MovieStarPlanet is a great and safe place to spend time with friends and meet new ones every day. At MovieStarPlanet we are committed to keeping our virtual world a safe and secure place on the internet, and in order to do so
- We provide safety advice to our users about how to stay safe on the internet.
- We closely monitor the usage of the site by using both automatic and human moderators (administrative users).
- We make automatic text filters which mask out personal information such as email addresses and phone numbers, in case our users forget our advice about how to stay safe on the internet.
- We make automatic text filters to mask out offending language.
- We encourage and enable our users to report to us any misuse or offending behavior.
Do you register my child's personal information?
No, only username and password is needed to create an account.
Users can optionally register an e-mail address which is used in case they forget their password.
How does MovieStarPlanet improve my child's language skills?
When making animated movies in MovieStarPlanet, the children will through self-expression improve their spoken and written language skills. As MovieStarPlanet is web based, children can communiate and engage in friendships with other children and thus also improve their social skills and ability to navigate on the Internet and in virtual worlds.
What does it cost?
MovieStarPlanet is free to use in it's basic form
Any user can enjoy MovieStarPlanet for as long as she or he wants to without ever having to pay anything. However, if one does not have the patience to earn the StarCoins by making movies and playing games it is possible to buy StarCoins for real money. Also, certain clothes and items are only for paying users who are known as VIP members of MovieStarPlanet. To ensure that the children do not spend too much money, each user profile can only buy StarCoins for the equivalent of €8 per week using a mobile phone. Additionally, MovieStarPlanet has also added a spending limit on individual phone numbers, to make sure that the children do not pay for other users’ profiles.
Why can users spend money on MovieStarPlanet?
The short answer: Because it costs money to run and develop MovieStarPlanet!
Running an operation such as MovieStarPlanet does unfortunately come at a substantial cost and our employees cannot live on their passion alone! But please remember that any user can enjoy MovieStarPlanet without ever having to pay anything.