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O2 Guru Top Tip for Viber

O2 Guru Matthew says:

“Viber allows you to block users by simply swiping your screen to the left, clicking on the contact, 'More' then 'Block'. This is handy as you can also block people in group chats.”

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 Viber?


Viber says

This is taken from Viber’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 276 votes from parents who have visited this site – you can vote too!

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Is content on Viber suitable for children and young people?

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

18% of parents reported seeing sexual content on Viber.

11% of young people reported seeing either bullying or violence and hatred on Viber.

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