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Online Gaming

Online gaming can offer many positive experiences. It can give children and young people the chance to escape into a virtual world, to learn, and to connect with others.


However, there is a risk of children and young people viewing inappropriate content in games and being contacted by adults seeking to exploit them.


The links below to the activity packs for parents and carers to deliver to their children, explores how they can stay safe while gaming.

Gaming: a video guide for parents and carers

Please find links to a new video guide and accompanying article which helps parents and carers to understand:

  • How in-game chat works;
  • How it might be abused by others, and;
  • What they can do to help keep their children safe whilst using in-game chat