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Miniclip

Miniclip is a free website that hosts a large collection of solo and multiplayer games that you can play on your mobile or computer. You can play against others, instant message people and comment on the games.

13+

Official age rating

9+

Parent age rating

What do parents say?
7+

Child age rating

What do children say?

At a glance

Kids use this to...

Play

Create

Learn

Connect

Parents' and children's view of risks...

Sexual

Low Risk

Violence & hatred

Medium Risk

Bullying

Medium Risk

Suicide & self-harm

Medium Risk

Drink, drugs & crime

Low Risk

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On Miniclip

If you're unsure about this site, explore the games together with your child and agree what is and isn't appropriate.

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Top tips for staying safe

Exploring apps, sites and games together is a great way to involve your child in the decision-making process.

Be positive about what you see, but also be open about your concerns. Ask them what they think is appropriate and what worries them.

If you decide it’s not appropriate, then make sure you explain your reasons why (and be prepared for an unhappy child).

You might decide it’s ok for your child to use. If so, make sure you follow the tips below to ensure it’s as safe as possible. And work out a time when you’ll next discuss the app.

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

You might want to start by asking:

  • What kinds of things do you share online?
  • Should we share everything?
  • What shouldn’t we share?

Use examples that are easy for them to understand: “You wouldn’t give your number to a stranger on the street. Is a stranger online 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 emails, names, phone numbers, school names
  • photos of themselves with strangers
  • photos of their body
  • gossip

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.

And if they feel like they can’t speak to you, tell them to talk to an adult they trust, like a teacher or Childline.

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Talking to your child

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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What children and parents are saying about Miniclip

We've spoken to over 2,000 parents and kids to find out what they think.

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Kids

What do children and young people dislike about Miniclip?

  • There are a lot of adverts
  • The games can be boring or low quality

They let young people play with older or younger people, but at the same time they have places where we can report someone or block someone. The games are very catchy and addictive and you can play with people you don’t know.

Boy, 13

 

What do children and young people like about Miniclip?

  • There is a really big range of different games
  • Some of the games are single player so you don’t have to talk to other people

It’s fun and got really good games and if I get bored I just go on miniclip and it makes me cheer up.

Girl, 13

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Parents

We asked parents about the following areas of Miniclip:

Signing up

Most parents thought it was too east for children to pretend to be older so they could sign up to Miniclip.

The process was very simple with no checks just email address and password.

Dad of 15 year old boy

Safety and support

If community standards were there, they were not immediately obvious.

Father of 15 year old boy

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