Privacy Resources for Teens

Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to play our games or use our service. Our games and services are not designed for or targeted to teenagers, but our games generally feature content that is appropriate for everyone. Because of this we understand that some teenagers may wish to play our games. If you are a teenager, we encourage you to read both our Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy and make an educated decision with your parents or caregivers about whether you should use our service.

Safety

Our intent is to have people access and play our games in a responsible way. Our games are built with a focus on fun and social play, generally with friends (both old and new). If you see someone who is playing in a way that makes you uncomfortable, is harassing or bullying you, please report that player and the incident to our customer service team. By doing that, you will also be helping others like you.

Responsibility

Think about the websites and apps that you use, and how you share information on those sites and in those apps. Learn about the websites and apps you use by reading their privacy policies and other information pages. Use anti-virus software and control features made available by your online service provider, websites and platforms to help keep you and your information safe.

Have a conversation with your parents about what websites and applications you use. Talk about how you decide who you should trust on the internet and in games. Talk to them about the kinds of information you are ok sharing, and the kinds of information you are not OK sharing. Don't be afraid to teach your parents how different websites and games work. The more information you and your parents have, the easier it will be to understand each other and make smart decisions. Agree on rules with your parents regarding the use of websites, games and applications.

Remember:

  • Not to give out personal information, like your phone number or school.
  • That you can choose a username that does not reflect your real identity.
  • To be careful about talking to strangers and not to meet online connections in person without your parents' knowledge or permission.
  • To never to share your password.
  • To talk to your parents if something happens online which makes you feel uncomfortable.
  • To report inappropriate content or behavior in our games to our customer service team.
  • To play nice and be respectful of others.
  • You can play our games for free.

Spending

If you're under 18 and want to make a purchase using a credit card or account (like and iTunes account) that belongs to your parents or another trusted adult, please only make that purchase if you have that adult's permission.

Resources

These organizations have more information about online safety and security that you may find interesting:

On Guard Online is the US federal government's website that helps people be safe, secure, and responsible online. Their Protect Kids Online guide has resources that address a wide variety of issues that teens face online.

Netsmartz is an online education program that provides resources to help teach kids and teens how to be safer.

WiredSafety is a volunteer-run online safety, education, and help group. Their Teenangels program educates teens about online safety, privacy, and security.

WebWiseKids, the non-profit organization working to empower today's youth to make wise choices online.

Childnet International, a non-profit organization working with others to "help make the Internet a great and safe place for children."

Cybersmart is a cybersafety and cybersecurity education program managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

UK Safer Internet Centre, a European network of awareness centers promoting safe, responsible use of the internet and mobile devices to young people.

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety, a website providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computer or mobile device against problems encountered online.

Connect Safely is a user-driven resource for parents, teens, educators, and advocates. They offer social media safety tips for parents and teens, as well as a forum for parents and teens to have a voice in the discussion about online safety.

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Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.