Supporting your children to online game safely

With the summer holidays upon us, many children will undoubtedly be spending more time on tech including playing online games. Although online gaming can encourage the development of many positive skills, such as strategy and problem solving, many parents and carers have fears and doubts about some of the potentially negative aspects of gaming.

In this video interview on Irish broadcasting channel RTÉjr, Simon Grehan, from the Irish Safer Internet Centre provides some tips for parents on helping their children to online game safely including how to choose suitable games, the use of the PEGI rating system, and password and parental controls on gaming devices.
See the full resource on ‘What to know about your child's gaming' on the RTÉjr website.
Find out more about the work of the Irish Safer Internet Centre, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.

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