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Slap Kings

Slap Kings is a free mobile game where you virtually slap your opponent in the face to earn points and go up levels. You play against the game, rather than other players, and there aren’t any communication features. The game has overtly violent themes.

12+

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Think about the age rating

The official age rating is 12+ but you might think the level of violence in the game is inappropriate for your child.

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What you should know

 

It’s all about slapping

 

As the name suggests, Slap Kings is a game where you slap your opponent in the face to go up levels. The game is relatively cartoonish but it contains a lot of violence. The characters on screen get red marks and black eyes the more they get slapped.

 

It’s been given an official age rating of 12+ but you know your child better than anyone else so you might think it’s inappropriate for them. Explore it yourself first to see what you think.

 

You play against the game

 

Unlike some other popular games, you play against the game, rather than other players. This means in Slap Kings there are no communication features or ways to interact with other players.

 

You can watch ads to earn more points

 

You can choose to watch adverts to multiply your points and unlock different features. You might be shown adverts for other apps and games, which you can then click to download.

 

It can be hard to tell what adverts your child will see, so if you do let your child play this game, keep checking in to see if the adverts are appropriate and that your child hasn’t downloaded anything new.

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.

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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