Online Gaming

What do I need to know about online gaming?
  1. Gaming is a fun and sociable way to spend time, encouraging teamwork and developing skills. All good stuff, but there are a few things you need to be aware of:
  2. Get involved by finding out what type of games your child enjoys and making sure they’re appropriate for their age
  3. Some games let children play and chat with anyone in the world. This means they might come across offensive language and bullying
  4. Everyone online is who they say they are. Children should avoid giving out personal details that could identify them or their location
  5. Some games encourage players to buy extra elements during the game – children have been known to run up large bills without realising
  6. In extreme cases bullying, also known as ‘griefing’, can be used as a tactic to win games. Children may find themselves either bullying or being bullied.

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