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O2 Guru Top Tip for Steam

O2 Guru Paul says:

“Steam has its own online safety tool 'Steam Guard' you can enable this in your 'Account Details' section then head to 'Account Security'. This will help protect your account.”

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 Steam?


Steam says

Accurate as of March 2017. Please note that games on Steam have their own individual age rating.


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 475 votes from parents who have visited this site – you can vote too!

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Is content on Steam suitable for children and young people?

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


Low Risk

Violence and hatred

Medium Risk


Low Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Low Risk


Low Risk

50% of parents reported seeing violence and hatred on Steam.

18% of young people found violence and hatred on Steam. 12% of young people reported adult or illegal content, which could include alcohol, gambling, swearing or drugs.

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