Australian Council on Children and the Media

ABC iView for Kids - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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Abc Kids iview is a dedicated video app designed especially for pre-schoolers. Only available on iPad

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of ABC iView for Kids was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 26 March 2015.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: ABC iView for Kids
Developed by: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes Store: 4
ACCM suggested age: 4+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of ABC iView for Kids contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

This app does not contain levels.

App description

ABC KIDS iview is a dedicated video app which contains a lot of the ABC for kid's favourite TV shows. Some of these shows are just for entertainment while others have educational and entertainment value. They range in time from 4 minutes as in Big Ted’s Big Adventures to 1 hour in Bob the Builder. The app gives children the choice of what to watch when they want to watch it.

Reviewers comments

ABC KIDS iview is designed especially for pre-schoolers and is developed by the well trusted Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The programmes are brightly coloured to grab the attention of young children, set at the right pace and many have bright music, which is attractive for children.

Most of the programmes are entertaining and have some educational value too. Children will find their favourites such as Play School, Sesame Street, Peppa Pig, Thomas the Tank Engine, Bananas in Pyjamas, Ready, Steady, Wiggle and Giggle and Hoot, to name a few. The parent feature also allows parents to control the video content that the child can view

In App purchasing

None

Online information

No sharing of online information found.

Gambling

No gambling content was found during the review.

Advertising and product placement

None noticed.  However many of the characters in the video clips would have merchandise associated with them.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

The ABC makes an effort to avoid gender stereotypes. No sexual references were noticed.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

No game playing behaviour that may be of concern to parents was found. However, the playing of video will consume broadband allowance on the device.

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Content is age appropriate for children this age

Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended

Content is not age appropriate for children this age

Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

Contains some elements of gambling. Some content is not recommended for minors. Parental guidance recommended

No gambling content found in the levels played

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