Kahoot! Play & Create Quizzes - Kahoot!

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Kahoot! Play and Create Quizzes is an educational app designed to make learning fun. It has a broad scope of topics covering many fields of knowledge. Requires good reading skills. Not suitable under 6; parental guidance to 15 (online connectivity)

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Kahoot! Play & Create Quizzes was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 16 March 2021.

About the app

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

Name of app: Kahoot! Play & Create Quizzes
Developed by: Kahoot!
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer's suggested age: 6+
ACCM suggested age: This app is too complex for children under 6 and parental guidance is recommended to 15 due to online connectivity and interaction with online players.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Kahoot! Play & Create Quizzes contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

The reviewer played about 20 of the available quizzes.

App description

Kahoot! Play & Create Quizzes is an educational app which creates an environment of fun and play in which to learn in a wide scope of subject areas. A ‘Kahoot’ is basically a package which can be created by the user, such as a teacher in a classroom setting. The app also includes hundreds of Kahoots in its library. A Kahoot includes a study area where the user can learn by using flip cards, watching short YouTube videos, and answering multiple choice and true or false questions. Once the study is complete the player can attempt the challenge, either on his/her own and self-paced or other players can be invited to compete via messages, email, Facebook, Messenger, etc. The competitive challenge can be individual or team based. The challenge is also based on multiple choice and true/false statements and is a repetition of what has been learnt. Prizes are rewarded in the form of points and emotes (animated emotions/reactions with different characters that players can collect and use to express themselves in challenges).

The subject areas are broad and include: Science; Nature and Conservation; Maths; English Language and Literature; Learning a Language; Changing Climate; Current Events; and Human Rights, to name a few.

Reviewers comments

Kahoot! Play & Create Quizzes promotes a fun and enjoyable learning environment. The home page displays the challenges completed that week and challenges still in progress. It also shows the studies that have been completed. However, the home page is not particularly intuitive, and a good reading knowledge is required which makes the app unsuitable for under 6’s.

The Discover page and the Library are where all the current and top Kahoots are found. There is also the ability to create your own Kahoots which could be a fun thing to do.

The study element is about learning facts and information that can be regurgitated during the quiz. It would be beneficial as a fun quiz to do at the end of a learning unit. This type of learning, however, does not require any analysis or synthesis of knowledge but absorption of information and testing of memory.  Nevertheless, it is likely to be fun and engaging for older children.

The online connectivity is a concern for children under 16, particularly as other players can join in a challenge. Parental guidance is therefore strongly recommended for children under 12 and it is recommended that parents learn about and engage at some level, with the app for children aged 12 – 15.

In App purchasing

There is In-App purchasing in this game, examples include:

  • Emotes are given as a reward for winning quizzes. There are a few free characters and additional characters can be purchased if required.

Online information

There is some online connectivity, such as:

  • To create a Kahoot account, a player must provide an email address, date of birth, username and password.
  • Online playing of Kahoots is encouraged and other players can be invited using messages, email, copy link, Facebook, Messenger, etc.
  • The study area includes YouTube videos.

Kahoots can be played without an account but most Kahoots would need a connection to the Internet.

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 is advertising in this game, including:

  • Some of the Kahoots are about Disney and Marvel characters.
  • Other well-known brands are used in Kahoots such as Rebel, Time, National Geographic, etc.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None noted.

Coarse language

None noted.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

Please see reviewer’s comments above.

Other

N/A.

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About our colour guide

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

Most games contain elements of risk, chance and knowledge, that is why they are fun to play. There is growing concern about the impacts of simulated gambling games on the health and wellbeing of children. That's why we are identifying games that contain gambling elements on our site. These icons signal simulated gambling activity and where none was noted.

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