What are people saying about
Pokémon GO?

O2 Guru's Top Tip for Pokémon GO

O2 Guru Rosa says:

“For tips and advice for keeping children safe on Pokémon Go check out our handy Parent Guide here.”

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 Pokémon GO?


Pokémon GO says

This is the PEGI rating. Pokémon Go does not state a minimum age in its terms of use (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 197 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site – you can vote too.

What do you think?

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Is content on Pokémon GO suitable for children and young people?

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


Low Risk

Violence and hatred

Low Risk


Low Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Low Risk


Low Risk

4% of parents reported seeing either violence and hatred, bullying, sexual content, suicide and self harm or adult or illegal content, which could include alcohol, gambling, swearing or drugs.

12% of young people reported seeing violence and hatred on Pokémon GO.

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about Pokémon GO

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