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O2 Guru Top Tip for SoundCloud

O2 Guru Rosa says:

“With Soundcloud, you can block an account from following or interacting with you by going to their profile and clicking on the three dots in the top right. Simply click on the 'Block' option. A few options will come up, just pick the ones that suit you and hit 'Block'.”

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 SoundCloud?


SoundCloud says

This is taken from Soundcloud’s own guidelines and is accurate as of 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 105 votes from parents who have visited this site – you can vote too!

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Is content on SoundCloud suitable for children and young people?

We asked young people and parents to tell us about the content they came across on SoundCloud. 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

21% of parents reported seeing adult or illegal content, which could include alcohol, gambling, swearing or drugs.

11% of young people reported seeing violence and hatred on SoundCloud.

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