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What is Nintendo Switch?
Nintendo Switch is a gaming console that can be used in three modes – TV, tabletop and handheld, allowing single player, multiplayer and online play. Gamers can send friend requests and online messages. Games may be purchased outright or accessed through a paid membership subscription. The Nintendo Switch Online app allows in-game voice chat, data storage and game statistics as well as in-app purchases and advertising. Parental controls allow parents to manage features and select which games can be played. More extensive control can be accessed through the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app.
How do people use Nintendo Switch?
Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use gaming consoles like Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch is used for: anonymous communication, content sharing, gaming, in-app purchasing, messaging/online chat, online relationships, photo sharing and voice chat.
How can you report online abuse, ask for content to be removed or block someone?
- Report players or inappropriate content
Support pages on hot to report players or content on the Nintendo Switch platform.
- How to block users you have played with online
How to block someone from your friend list.
- Contact customer service
If further assistance is required, requests can be logged with Nintendo Australia customer support.
How can you protect your personal information?
- Manage your account
Support pages on how to manage your Nintendo account.
- How to view or change your friend code
Learn how to use friend codes to manage in-game friends.
Learn how Nintendo collects and uses personal information.
Support and help guide links in a searchable database.
Key safety links
- Information for parents and carers
A guide to Nintendo for parents and carers.
- Parental controls
Instructions on how to manage which features and games children can use on their Nintendo systems.
- Game classifications
A guide to which games are appropriate for children and young people – all Nintendo games are given a game classification.
- Health and safety
Information on basic health and safety precautions.
- Online safety principles
Learn how Nintendo aims to create a safer gaming experience for players.