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.
These parent/carer activity packs explore how you can help keep your children stay safe while gaming:
For information about the Games your child might be playing
You can use this site to find out whether the computer games your child is playing are suitable for their age. Many games contain elements, in graphic detail, which would instantly rate them as 18+ if they were movies. PEGI rates computer games on a similar scale. Remember that your child may also be playing games at their friends’ houses, so you should check those too!