Gaming can play a huge part in young people’s identity and it’s important that we find ways to protect and encourage the healthy parts of it, while also being mindful of the possible risks.

This safety check-up is all about staying safe when playing PlayStation.

As with any form of technology or online space, adult offenders can use gaming platforms to target children and build relationships with them. This article explores the different elements of gaming and how they can be used by offenders, and what you can do to support your child whilst gaming.

From its fun and colourful roster of games to its unique design, the Nintendo Switch is often seen as the family-friendly console.

Are you thinking about ordering one online? Is your child playing the new Animal Crossing game during lockdown?

Here’s what you need to know.

Here’s what parents need to know about the game – and how they can help their child have safer, more enjoyable gaming experiences when playing.

Tips and advice for keeping children safe on Minecraft

Everything you need to know about the Battle Royale game

Guidance to parents about Fortnite, looking at what the game is and some of the things to be aware of.

Top tips for parents to help young people stay safe on Roblox.

Everything you need to know about Moviestar Planet

 

Guidance what parents should know about Twitch.

 

Three years after Pokémon Go was released in the UK, the game’s creators have released a new game set in the magical world of Harry Potter. Find out what parents need to know.

The UK Safer Internet Centre have written this article to lay out all of the key information about loot boxes, what they mean for young people and their online safety, and what you can do to encourage safe and responsible usage. In video games, a loot box is an in-game purchase consisting of a virtual container that awards players with items and modifications based on chance.

Just like encouraging them to read books on different themes and topics, enabling children to explore a wider range of games beyond the most popular ones contributes to positive gaming.

So how does Spotify Kids work? And is it right for your child? Here’s our full parents’ guide.