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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a free smartphone game where users explore the world of Harry Potter using augmented reality (AR). In a similar way to Pokémon Go, users travel around the real world to find and capture items and creatures. Players work together to overcome wizarding foes and complete assignments.

13+

Official age rating

13+

Net Aware age recommendation

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Our safety ratings

Overall safety rating:

Our overall rating for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Average

We think this game is suitable for children 13 and over. However, parents should be aware that it does contain some fantasy themes that some children might find frightening. However, it doesn't contain any violence. 

There is also an in-app shop where players can purchase spells and gems to help them progress further in the game. You should make sure to switch off in-app purchases on your child's device. 

Safety features

There’s no safety features or parental controls on the game.

Privacy & location

When you sign up to play the game you’re only asked to give your name and no other personal information. Players have the option to use their own name or nickname, or generate a randomised one to use instead.

The game doesn't share your location. 

Reporting & blocking

There isn’t any reporting and blocking features in the game. To report another player you need to email the game’s customer support team.

Content

The game features Harry Potter characters and fantasy themes that some younger children might find frightening but does not contain any violence.

O2 Guru top tip

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On Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Your child’s wizarding name is visible to other players on the map, so stay away from real names and personal information.

Top tips for staying safe

Sitting down with your child and exploring their favourite app or game is a great way for you to learn more about what they like to do online.

You can ask them why they like to use an app or play certain games, as well as who they’re talking to and what sorts of things they’re sharing.

You can also read our Net Aware reviews for tips on how to keep kids safe on popular apps, sites and games.

Help your child think about what they share online and who sees it. Compare it to what they would be happy to share offline.

Use examples that are easy for them to understand: “You shouldn't give your number to somebody you don't know on the street. Is somebody online you don't know any different?”

Listen to their answers. And be positive and encouraging.

Remind them that they shouldn’t share private things, such as:

  • personal information, like names, emails, phone numbers, location and school names
  • other people's personal information
  • links to join private group chats
  • photos of themselves
  • photos of their body, such as sexual photos or videos.

Explain that you understand the internet is a great place to play, create, learn and connect. But remind them they can talk to you if anything upsets or worries them.

Reassure them that you won’t overreact – you’re just looking out for them.

It’s important to remind your child that they can talk you, another adult they trust, like a teacher, or Childline about anything they see online.

Harry Potter locations, calledinns, greenhouses and fortresses, are usually located in public places, like parks and churches. Make sure you talk to your child about where they’re going and at what time. 

Visit the NSPCC for more information on keeping children safe when they’re away from home. 

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

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