What do I need to know about Miniclip?

We've spoken to parents to find out what they think about Miniclip. 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?

7% of the children and young people who reviewed Miniclip thought it was unsafe. The main things they told us they don’t like about Miniclip were:

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


What do children and young people like about it?

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

  • 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


Is content on Miniclip suitable for children and young people?

We asked parents and young people about the types of inappropriate content they’ve seen on Miniclip. 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).

Sexual

Low Risk

Violence & hatred

Medium Risk

Bullying

Medium Risk

Suicide & self-harm

Medium Risk

Drink, drugs & crime

Low Risk

What are people saying about
Miniclip?

Girl, 13

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

Boy, 13

“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, 11

“It lets you play good games. It is safe but some pop up ads are inappropriate.”

Father

“It contains a lot of advertising; so careful consideration may be needed before letting your child use the site.” – Father of 8 and 10 yr olds

Father

“The content is generally fun and non-threatening but the adverts are intrusive and some of the games have dubious themes. Gameplay can be found that does not require sign-up so generally I would advise that content be accessed as a guest.” – Father of three

Father

“It is good overall and easy to use, but some games should be age restricted.” – Father of 15 yr old boy

Miniclip

"Miniclip is a global leader in digital games. The company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of 200 million monthly active users, across mobile, social and online platforms."

O2 Guru Top Tips for Miniclip

O2 Guru Paul says:


"Miniclip relys on the puchasing of 'coins' to continue play. Remember to restrict in-app purchases as they can range from £1.99 to £99 and are simple for kids to purchase. Head to your settings page on your device 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). 

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What's the right age for Miniclip?

13+

Miniclip says

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

9+

Our panel of parents say

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

7+

Children say

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

6+

Net Aware visitors say

Based on 16 votes from parents who have visited this site – you can vote too!

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