There are built in gaming features which include a few samples for free, however after these have been used the decks cost money and children could be exposed to in-app purchases.
‘Locked rooms’ on Houseparty enable players to share gossip with others who have been specifically invited to that room. Partygoers can ask to join your room, but if you don’t want them in there, they can be ignored. This is great for blocking strangers but a group of friends could potentially exclude a member of the friendship group which would be very upsetting to the child being left out.
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protection to give them a fun and safe experience.