Gaming

SWGfL

From socialising online to in-game purchases to the future of interaction, find out everything you need to know about online safety in gaming

NCA-CEOP

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.

ParentZone

Find out why it's important to recognise that gaming can be an important activity for children – and can offer many positives.

Parentzone

Here’s everything you need to know for you to keep up with the positives of these communities while ensuring that children stay safe.

UK SAFER INTERNET CENTRE

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.

SWGfL

Find out how to set up and manage the new X Box Series X console safely for your child.

PARENT ZONE

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

Here’s what you need to know.

SWGfL

Find out how to set up and manage the new PS5 console safely for your child.

SWGfL explore Skin Gambling and some considerations for  parents and carers.

ParentZone have produced a useful resource to help your child enjoy the positives and avoid the downsides of in-game chat.

Tips and advice for keeping children safe on Minecraft

SWGfL

Find out what ESports is, why it's so popular and how can you can keep a young ESports gamer safe online.

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

Fortnite continues to be one of the most popular games around the world with 80.4 million monthly active users. Chapter 3 Flipped includes all the features that makes it so popular and introduces new elements to keep it interesting.

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

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.

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.

Everything you need to know about the Battle Royale game

INTERNET MATTERS

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.

NEW TRENDING GAME

AMONG US is a betrayal based party game set in space with a group of four to ten explorers. Find out what the game is all about and what parents needs to know.

Everything you need to know about Moviestar Planet