NSPCC Poles Children, Parents, & Young Adults About IMVU 5 posts

OP Thu May 04, 2017 10:12 pm
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NSPCC | The UK children's charity's released, April 2017, a recent study reported on by the BBC. The study was supposed to target ineffective adult content filters on websites frequented by children and young adults.

Surprisingly :awesome24: , the study instead found out why people young and old love IMVU. :redHeart:

In the study, an 18-year-old boy who uses IMVU said he liked "getting to be myself".
"Picking how I look, and how I present myself to people. I enjoy talking to people that don't know me."

The main things that young people told us they liked about this site were:
:star: Being able to express themselves and be creative
:star: It’s fun
:star: The social aspect


The report concludes that IMVU users are at "Medium Risk" of experiencing "sexual content". :panda1: :boobs:

This lovely rating far outstrips most of the other sites polled in the study. Yay for our sexy IMVU community! :panda4:

The BBC also contacted IMVU for a response to the NSPCC's findings; no response has been reported.

Full results of the study can be found here: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/imvu/
BBC News report: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39730361
Thu May 04, 2017 10:26 pm
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Alright then. thats pretty good news. I guess ill take back some of the things i said about ma kids using imvu..something to think about in the late future..
Thu May 04, 2017 10:37 pm
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I think imvu is fine for teens, as long as you talk to them about the dangers of certain things.
Thu May 04, 2017 10:54 pm
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As someone who has been on IMVU since the age of 12, I didn't really see any bad stuff, by that age anyway you already know about that stuff and it's pretty rare you even see nudity and stuff on the teen side.

I think the most dangerous part is the viciousness of people who have been on IMVU along time, they can be really mean, like there's lots of "burnbooks" on the teen side that post nudes which is basically child porn to embarrass them.

Aslong as you're aware of the people on IMVU I'd say it's pretty safe
Sun May 07, 2017 7:52 pm
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^ Yeah, I've heard about it. P sure I'm in it as well. The teen side is complete shit, it's filled with immature twats posting child porn and spreading information. My friend's school, phone number, parent's phone number, address, etc was leaked by some petty girls who didn't like her. Hate to rant, but it's true.

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