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Score! Hero

Score! Hero is a gaming app where you follow your player across 600 levels, experiencing the highs and lows of a football career. You can score goals, win awards and trophies, move clubs and play for your country.


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Low Risk

Violence & hatred

Low Risk


Low Risk

Suicide & self-harm

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Drink, drugs & crime

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O2 Guru top tip


On Score! Hero

If you're unsure about this game, explore it with your child, and remind them they can speak to you if they see anything that upsets them.

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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.

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.

Always check the age ratings of games. You can usually find this on the official site or wherever you downloaded the app.

Most games should have a PEGI rating which represents the recommended minimum age a player should be based on the content and themes of the game. But PEGI ratings don't consider communication features, such as chat. You can find more info on the official PEGI site.

Remember that age ratings are a general guide and don’t cover everything. It's important to check the game out for yourself before letting your child play it. And you know your child better than anyone, so think about whether it’s suitable for them as an individual.

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.


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.

Talk about staying safe online

What children and parents are saying about Score! Hero

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



What do children and young people dislike about Score! Hero?

  • There are too many adverts
  • The game can be difficult to play
  • It’s hard to find and change the settings

It has some ads that have some 18+ content but only once a week.

Boy, 12

What do children and young people like about Score! Hero?

  • It’s a fun and competitive game
  • It’s challenging
  • There’s no option for people to contact you

The app is very safe, because there is no way you can talk to anyone you don't know. It’s fun to play.

Girl, 12



We asked parents about the following areas of Score! Hero:

Privacy settings

There don't seem to be specific privacy and location settings for Score! Hero, just those that apply to the Google account that you connect to. Once inside the Google application it's fairly easy to manage your privacy settings.

Dad of a 14 year old girl


Younger children would probably not be able to do this. They would need an adult’s help.

Mum of a 15 year old girl

Safety and support

There doesn't seem to be any of this [safety and support] information available.

Father of a 14 year old girl

Signing up

It was very easy and fast.

Dad of 6 and 10 year olds

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