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Bullying and cyberbullying

There are no official statistics on the number of children who are bullied. But from research studies and from what children tell us, we know that bullying is an issue that affects almost all children in some way.

View facts and statistics

Most games consoles are internet-enabled. Which means your child can go online and chat with other players or make in-game purchases.

Like with mobiles and tablets, the controls on your games console help you to manage what your child can and can’t do.

Some devices allow you to:

    • set up different profiles for each family member
    • deactivate the internet
    •  turn off chat functions to stop your child from talking to strangers.

If you’re not sure where to start or need some advice, you can speak to one of our friendly experts from the O2 & NSPCC helpline. Call on 0808 800 5002.

Or read the advice on gaming devices from UK Safer Internet Centre.