Australian Council on Children and the Media

Hey Duggee: The Sandcastle Badge - BBC Worldwide (Ltd)

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A creative design game based on the BBC television show. It is designed for young children to explore the concepts of building and shapes and requires fine motor skills

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Hey Duggee: The Sandcastle Badge was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 3 November 2016.

About the app

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

Name of app: Hey Duggee: The Sandcastle Badge
Developed by: BBC Worldwide (Ltd)
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes: 4+; Google Play: G
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Hey Duggee: The Sandcastle Badge contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

N/A

App description

Hey Duggee: The Sandcastle Badge is an app based on the children’s television show ‘Hey Duggee’.  The player chooses one of the characters from the show and helps them build a sandcastle. The player is given oral instructions about how to swipe a finger across the screen to collect the sand and build the castle. Once the castle is built, the player can decorate it with windows, doors, sea creatures and flags. When the sandcastle is complete, the character receives a badge and the player can play again with a different character. Each of the five cartoon animal characters has their own bucket which makes a different shaped castle.

Reviewers comments

Hey Duggee: The Sandcastle Badge is a creative game for young children, where the player can build and decorate their own sandcastles.  It is quite a safe game for young children to explore the concepts of building and shapes.

In App purchasing

None found

Online information

None found

Gambling

None Found

 

Advertising and product placement

At the end of the game there is an advertisement for Hey Duggee: The Big Outdoor app and on the main page there is a section where the player can see more BBC kids games. However, to access both of these, the player must solve a maths equation (eg. 16 - ? = 7). Also, this app is connected to the ‘Hey Duggee’ television show and franchise.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None found

Coarse language

None found

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None found

Other

Violence and Scary Material

None Found

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Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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