What do I need to know about FIFA Football?

We've spoken to parents to find out what they think about FIFA Football. We've also asked children and young people what they think. Here's what they said:

Children’s views

What do children and young people dislike about it?

3% of the children and young people who reviewed FIFA Football thought it was unsafe. The main thing they told us they don’t like about FIFA Football was:

  • There are in-app purchase

What do children and young people like about it?

The main things that children and young people told us they like about FIFA Football were:

  • It’s fun and you can play with your friends
  • The graphics are really good
  • The game is strategic and tactical

Is content on FIFA Football suitable for children and young people?

We asked parents and young people about the types of inappropriate content they’ve seen on FIFA Football. The level of risk is based on the % of respondents who reported seeing these types of content. The ratings are: Low Risk (less than 5% of respondents); Medium Risk (between 5 and 25%); and High Risk (over 25%, or more than one in four).


Low Risk

Violence & hatred

Low Risk


Low Risk

Suicide & self-harm

Low Risk

Drink, drugs & crime

Low Risk

What are people saying about
FIFA Football?

Boy, 12

“It is a multiplayer game but there isn't an easy way others can contact you.”

Boy, 12

"You have access to play Fifa on your phone and can do many things you can do in the actual game.”

Boy, 11

“I like that you can play single player or online. This game is very safe because you can block any users and players. Also I find it fun because I have an interest in football.”


“Location services may be a risk if not turned off.” – Father of 10 and 13 yr olds


“As with all social activities you should explain things to your children.” – Father of 8 and 9 yr old boys

FIFA Football Mobile

"From Ronaldinho to Owen, the New Season of FIFA Mobile introduces ICONS to mobile for the very first time. Play through exclusive campaigns chronicling pivotal eras in their legendary careers, and then add them to your squads to write a new history of outrageous goals with Ronaldi"

O2 Guru's Top Tip for FIFA Football

O2 Guru Matthew says:

“Remember to restrict in app purchases with FIFA Mobile. They can range from £1.99 to £99 and are simple for kids to do. Head to your settings page to make sure your kids and wallet are protected.”

Our O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline can help you to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks. You can call us free on 0808 800 5002.

For face to face advice and support, you can also book a free in-store appointment with an O2 Guru here (even if you’re not with O2). 


What's the right age for FIFA Football?


FIFA Football says

With parent's permission. This is from FIFA’s own guidelines and is accurate as of March 2018.


Our panel of parents say

Based on our independent panel of 2,049 parents, surveyed through YouGov in January 2018.


Children say

Based on 2,059 responses from children and young people in November and December 2017.


Net Aware visitors say

Based on 206 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site – you can vote too.

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Start a conversation with your child
about FIFA Football

Having open, regular conversations with your child will enable you to really understand and explore the online world together, helping you to keep them safe online. Our tips and advice can help you start having these conversations.

I know the internet is a great place – I’m happy for you to use it. I just want you to be OK.

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