Australian Council on Children and the Media

Charlie and Lola - BBC Worldwide

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This creative app includes a variety of different games including colouring in, building blocks, and composing music. The content is suitable for children aged 4+

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Charlie and Lola was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 7 September 2017.

About the app

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

Name of app: Charlie and Lola
Developed by: BBC Worldwide
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Suitable for children aged 4+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Charlie and Lola contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All available features were considered in this review.

App description

This app is adapted from the books and TV cartoon series featuring Charlie and Lola. There are 6 different games to choose from. Players can colour in and decorate animals using different pens/tools; dress up characters; create buildings using building blocks and stickers; make music; and design play mats, either from scratch or using a themed template.

Reviewers comments

All activities are non-competitive and playful, offering opportunities for creativity, imagination, and expression. Reading skills are not required as there are no written instructions; game play is intuitive and guided by spoken instructions and encouraging comments. The player is not required to create an account or to provide any personal details. There are no in-app purchases. Ads for related apps are only present in the adult section. Solving a math's problem like 24 - ? = 18 is required to enter the adult section.

In App purchasing

None.

Online information

  • It is not necessary to create an account or provide any personal information.
  • Purchasing app requires logging into an iTunes account and paying either through pre-purchased credit or by credit card.
  • There is no connectivity to social media.
  • Access to the device's camera is requested in order to save screenshots of creations.

Gambling

At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content.  If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review

Advertising and product placement

There are ads for related apps in the gated adult section. Clicking on the ads leads to the app store.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None of concern.

Coarse language

None.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None.

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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The State Government of South Australia's web site http://nogame.com.au/ contains information about these concerns.