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Nintendo Switch

Minimum age according to Nintendo Switch
13+ Minimum age according to Nintendo Switch

If you are under 13 you need permission from a parent or guardian to register an account.

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 communicationcontent sharinggamingin-app purchasingmessaging/online chatonline relationshipsphoto sharing, screen capture and voice chat.

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How can you protect your personal information?

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Last updated: 29/02/2024