Always check age ratings but remember they don’t cover everything.
The Apple App Store lets you turn off in-app purchases on i Pads and i Phones.
And The Apple App Store and Google Play let you create a pin code that must be entered before you buy.
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You can also turn on privacy settings on some games to control what other users can see about you and stop strangers from contacting you.
Contact the O2 & NSPCC Online Safety Helpline for free on 08 for advice on how to do this.
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Indicators on the game’s packaging explain why it’s been given its rating.
For example, it'll say if the game shows violence, sex, or horror. Google Play, Windows Store, Nintendo e Shop and Oculus use the PEGI system.
Talk to them about the types of games they may be watching on game streaming sites.