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September 22, 2023



Children love games. Bright colours, fun characters, and catchy music – it’s no surprise that games bring a smile to their faces!

However, choosing a safe, fun, and educational game for younger children can feel like a minefield of in-app purchases, advertising, and global chat rooms.

To make things a little easier for you, we have researched and listed a few games that are safer for younger children to play. Read through our top tips, check out the age ratings, and use these as indicators for any other games your little ones want to play.


This is not currently rated by PEGI but is targeted towards younger children.

Interland was developed by Google through their ‘Be Internet Awesome’ Program. These fun and interactive games that help children learn about being safer online can be accessed and played on any device that supports a web browser, including laptops and tablets.
The website contains four games:

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Cbeebies Playtime Island

Cbeebies Playtime Island is a free app featuring children’s favourite Cbeebies characters that help them learn while still having fun. It is packed full of fun games like Waffle the Wonder Dog, My Swashbuckle Adventure, The Furchester Hotel, Biggleton Get the Jobs Done, and many more.
The recommended age for this app is age 8 and under and is rated PEGI 3. There are no ads and no in-app purchases. In order to get access to the game settings, the user must enter a passcode which is written out in word format.

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Endless Learning Academy

Endless Learning Academy is a fun, educational, and interactive game designed for children aged 2-6 to provide early learning preparation. The games within this app are based on classroom-proven learning techniques and cover activities like the ABC’s, counting, reading, and phonics. The app also includes video lessons on many different topics like shapes, geography, and science. Throughout the games children will receive help from the delightful ‘Endless’ monsters.
The app is subscription based and offers a 7-day free trial. After your free trial, it costs £4.99 a month and can be cancelled at any time. It is ad free and does not offer any in-app purchases. Games can be played while offline meaning you can take them wherever you go to keep your little one entertained. The settings are hidden by a Grown-Ups Only screen.

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Little Chatterbox for Kids

Little Chatterbox is an interactive, language learning app for children that features real older children as virtual teachers. There are 8 different languages available in the app with 300 keywords to learn through fun games. Little Chatterbox is recommended for children aged 4+ and is useful for young children to learn a new language and bilingual children.

Children pick from 16 contexts that they wish to explore such as the home, the sea, the zoo, and more. As they click on different objects in the scene, an older child appears stating the word in one language (this could be the child’s native language) and another child appears stating the word in their chosen foreign language. There are further games and levels to challenge the children as they progress.

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Mussila Music School

Mussila Music School is suitable for children aged 6 and up and teaches children the basics of music while providing them with a musical toolkit over the course of 60 interactive levels.

The app is based on a thoroughly planned music curriculum where the child progresses through skill building levels such as recognising instruments, instrumental sounds, rhythms, and melodies. Children are also able to make their own music using the app. There are 5 adventure games that each offer their own musical approaches. For example, the game Mussila Planets includes original songs and a new arrangement of Beethoven’s ‘Fur Elise’.

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Rated PEGI 3, MovieStarPlanet is a platform that allows people to create an online person, play games, interact with their friends, and – most importantly – make movies. You can block and report another user in the chat rooms if they’re being rude or mean by clicking on their username, opening their personal profile, and clicking ‘Report Bad Behaviour’.

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If you are under 18, click the blue button below to visit the Online Safety Hub micro-site for children and young people.