What are people saying about
Minecraft: Pocket Edition?

O2 Guru’s Top Tip for Minecraft: Pocket Edition

O2 Guru Rosa says:

“Make sure you block possibly expensive in-app purchases in this popular children's game. 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. Call them for free on 0808 800 5002.

You can also book a free in-store appointment with an O2 online safety guru here.


What's the right age for Minecraft: Pocket Edition?


Minecraft: Pocket Edition says

This is the PEGI rating. However, Minecraft’s Terms of Use give a minimum age of 13 (March 2017).


Our panel of parents say

Based on our independent panel of nearly 700 parents, surveyed through YouGov in January 2017.


Children say

Based on 1,696 responses from children and young people in December 2016 and January 2017.


Net Aware visitors say

Based on 1914 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site – you can vote too.

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Is content on Minecraft: Pocket Edition suitable for children and young people?

We asked young people and parents to tell us about the content they came across on Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Here are the types of inappropriate content that they reported:


Low Risk

Violence and hatred

Medium Risk


Low Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Low Risk


Low Risk

15% of parents reported seeing violent or hateful content on Minecraft Pocket Edition.

32% of young people reported seeing violence and hatred. 9% reported bullying.

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