What players under 18yrs old need to know before going online with PlayStation.
Read these Rules – they will help you have a better time playing online.
Talk to the adult who usually looks after you (we will call them your Responsible Adult) about using PSN and what you want to do.
PlayStation Network – or PSN – is our name for all the stuff you can do over the internet on your PlayStation console.
With an account for PSN you can create your own nickname and profile, add a picture, and connect with other friends who have an account for PSN.
If you are old enough to have an account, and your Responsible Adult gives you permission to sign up, your PSN account will let you:
Your Responsible Adult may choose to limit some of these activities so talk to them about what you can and cannot do with your PSN account.
There are a lot more rules for using PSN. You should ask your Responsible Adult to read them to you when you join and explain anything you don’t understand.
That means you won’t be able to play your games online. You’ll also lose your V-Bucks and FIFA Points and other things you have bought.
That means you won’t be able to play online or use any games or items you bought from the PlayStation Store even if you create a new PSN account on your console. (You will still be able to play any PlayStation disc games you own that do not need to connect to the PlayStation Network to run.)
If you do something very serious, we’ll let the police know.
PlayStation Store is our shop for games, movies and many other things that you can buy and download. Just like with other things you do on PSN, there are some rules for using your PSN Account to buy things from us:
Some games use made-up money called “Virtual Currency”. Things like ‘FIFA Points’ and ‘V-Bucks’ are examples of Virtual Currency. You need to know that:
There are a lot more rules for using PSN but if you follow these 3 rules and never try to cheat, you will be OK. Ask your Responsible Adult to read the full PSN Terms with you when you join and explain anything you don’t understand.
We run PSN. We are a company called Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC.
The best way to contact us is via our website at: www.playstation.com/support. You may also reach us by phone at 800-345-7669.
You can also write to us at:
Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
2207 Bridgepointe Parkway
San Mateo, CA 94404.
If you have a problem with your console or game, visit our Support site for helpful information or to learn how to contact a Support representative.
Ask your Responsible Adult for help if you need it.