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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.

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Net Aware age recommendation

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Our overall rating for Miniclip

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There are hundreds of different games available on MiniClip that can be accessed without registering for an account. The games are cartoon animations but some do contain themes that some younger children might find upsetting.

Before you let your child play on MiniClip you should explore the games together and agree some rules around which ones they can play.

Be aware that different games have different functionalities, such as being able to share progress on social media, in-app purchases and chat functions. Exploring them individually will help you understand the different features available and decide if the game is appropriate for your child to use.

MiniClip no longer requires an email address to create an account and users must sign in using their Google, Apple ID or Facebook account.

Safety features

There are no parental controls or safety features available on MiniClip. The site is easy to access via internet search engines, meaning your child could easily access certain games without your permission.

Privacy & location

There are no privacy or location settings available on the MiniClip site or app.

Registered users can create a profile and avatar but these don’t need to contain personal information. You should help your child create a non-identifiable nickname and avatar so they can’t be identified by other users.

As some of the games have chat functions remind your child to not share personal information with people they don’t know.

Reporting & blocking

There are no reporting and blocking features available on MiniClip. To report harassment on MiniClip you need to take a screenshot of the user’s ID or the content you would like to report via a requests page.

However, it’s worth checking on each game your child plays to see if there are any additional reporting or blocking features.

Content

There are lots of different games available on MiniClip, including sports, action and puzzles. Some of these games contain cartoon violence and feature weapons such as guns that some children might find upsetting.

MiniClip state in their Privacy Policy that the games are not aimed at children so you should make sure to check them before letting your child play.

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Explore the games together

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

Sitting down with your child and is a great way for you to learn more about why they like to play games MiniClip.

Take a look at some of the games available and agree some rules around which ones you’re happy for them to play. Some of the games require two players so you could even challenge them to one!

You should also take a look at the communication features available on the game and discuss whether you’re happy for them to talk to other players.

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.

Gaming is a fun way for kids to relax and stay entertained outside of school but it’s important to agree rules to keep them safe whilst gaming. These could include which games are safe to play, who they can play with, where they can use their devices at home or how long they can play for.

For example, you might agree with them they can play in the main family rooms at the weekends with their school friends. Different rules will work for different families but often work best when agreed together as a family. That way your child can share things like how long each game lasts which is helpful to know when agreeing time limits.

It can help to write down any new rules together as a family so you can come back to them later. Use our family agreement to get you started.

Many of the games on MiniClip have in-app purchases where players can buy new tools or features to help them progress further in a game.

Make sure to speak with your child about purchasing items and encourage them to come you if they’re thinking about buying anything.

We would recommend turning off in-app purchasing on your child’s phone to make sure they can’t use this feature. You should be able to switch this off in the settings on any device.

Here are links to advice to help you do this:
• Apple
• Samsung
• Google

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.

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