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Minimum age according to Steam
13+ Minimum age according to Steam

What is Steam?

Steam is a gaming platform that can be downloaded to PCs and mobile devices. You can set up a profile, download, purchase and play game titles. You can add friends and communicate via online messaging and voice chat. Steam allows members to live stream their gameplay and facilitates in-game purchases using a Steam Wallet. Funds can be added to this wallet using PayPal, credit cards or Steam Wallet codes, which are for sale at physical stores and online. Counter-Strike is a popular title on Steam.


Apps: Android app, Apple iOS

How do people use Steam?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use gaming services like Steam.

Steam is used for: content sharing, gaming, in-app purchasing, live streaming, messaging/online chat, online relationships, photo/video sharing, and voice chat.

How can you report online abuse or block someone?

How can you protect your personal information?

  • Steam profile privacy
    Learn how profile privacy works and how to make your account as secure as possible.

Key safety links

  • Family View
    Learn how to use Family View and how to configure which content and features of Steam a child can access.
  • Steam Support Knowledge Base
    Offers a range of general help, how-to and troubleshooting information.
  • Rules and guidelines
    Discussions, reviews, and user-generated content as well as guidelines for the use of Steam.
  • Privacy policy
    Explains how your information is collected, stored and used by Valve, the owners of Steam.