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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+

Official age rating

13+

Net Aware age recommendation

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Our overall rating for Slap Kings

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Slap Kings is rated for children 12+. It uses cartoon violence that some younger children might find upsetting. Although rated at 12+ there is nothing to prevent younger children downloading and playing the game.

There are no communications features available. However, there are lots of video ads that feature on the free version of the game. These sometimes last up to 30 seconds and there is no way to restrict the types of ads your child sees. Users are also required to watch ads to access certain features.

Safety features

There is no age verification in place when you create an account so it might be easy for children 12 and under to download.

As there are no communication features on the game, there are no parental controls or safety features available.

Privacy & location

Unlike some other popular games, you play against the game, rather than other players. This means that the game doesn’t share any personal information with other players so privacy settings are not necessary.

The game doesn’t ask for or share your location.

Reporting & blocking

As the game is played against a computer-generated character and there are no communication features, there are no reporting or blocking functions available.

Content

The game Slap Kings is all about slapping an opponent with as much force as possible to win a round and proceed further into the game. Although the opponents within the game are cartoon characters it glorifies violence and parents should carefully consider whether it is appropriate for their children.

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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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Top tips for staying safe

Exploring a game with your child is a great way to learn about what they like to play and why. It also gives you the opportunity to explain why some games might not be appropriate for their age and for your child to ask questions.

Don’t forget to remind your child that Slap Kings isn’t real and they shouldn’t replicate this behaviour offline.

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.

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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