Australian Council on Children and the Media

My: 24 - Sandpit

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A documentary making app. Caution: video sharing

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of My: 24 was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 13 January 2015.

About the app

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

Name of app: My: 24
Developed by: Sandpit
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes: 4+
ACCM suggested age: 4+ with supervision, 12+ due to video sharing
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of My: 24 contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

There are no levels in this app.

App description

My: 24 is an app that helps the player create a documentary about one day that changed their life. This app is in connection with the My:24 television series.

Reviewers comments

My:24 is an app, connected to the ABC My:24 television series, that helps players make their own documentary about an important day in their life. The app asks the player to film and describe certain aspects of their lives and then this is edited together to make a short film.

The app has six sections for the player to complete. Section 1 is called ‘About You’. The player is asked their name, age, where they live and then asked to record a video introducing themselves. The second section is ‘Life before My:24’. Here the player is asked to take or upload photographs of them growing up. Then they can record a voice over describing their childhood. Section 3 is ‘My 24’. Here the player can act out and record a video about and important day in their lives. Section 4 is ‘What others have noticed’, and here the player films someone else discussing that important day. Section 5 is ‘My Life after My:24’. The player films a video reflecting about their experience of that day and how they have changed. The final section is ‘The People Who Have Helped’. Here the app asks the player to submit names of people who have influenced them.

Once the player has finished all of these sections, the app will edit them together to make a short film. The film is then saved to the player’s device. This app encourages the player to be creative and to consider how their life is important. It would be valuable for parents to have a discussion with their children prior to using this app about the type of information that is appropriate to put on the internet.

In App purchasing

No:

Online information

As part of the video the player is asked questions about their life and at the end the app suggests that the player uploads the video to YouTube or Vimeo. However, there are no direct connections between the app and online websites.

Gambling

No gambling content found.

Advertising and product placement

There is no advertising but the app is product placement for the ABC and The Australian Children’s Television Foundation.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

Allows video content to be shared on the internet.

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