Gaming

An Introduction to Online Gaming

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Online gaming is simply the playing of a video game over the internet, usually with friends. Online games can be played on any number of devices from dedicated video games consoles such as PlayStations, Xboxes, and Nintendo Switches, to PCs, laptops and mobile phones.

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Part of our Online Mental Health & Wellbeing Series 2020-21

Gaming Disorders

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Gaming Genres

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Online Gaming Consoles

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Loot Boxes & Skin Betting

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What Parents Need to Know About League of Legends

  • Published 21st October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on League of Legends. League of Legends, commonly referred to as "LOL", is one of the most popular video games in the world, with millions of monthly players. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as how to monitor gameplay, how to disable in-game spending and how to spot the signs of gaming addiction.

What Parents Need to Know About Overwatch

  • Published 23rd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Overwatch. Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, the same company behind the likes of World of Warcraft and StarCraft. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mature content, strangers and the addictive nature.

What Parents Need to Know About Gaming Streamers & Influencers

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Gaming Streamers & Influencers. Streamers are people who stream themselves gaming, drawing, making things etc. for people to watch on the internet. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, online bullying and online purchases.

What Parents Need to Know About Gaming Disorder

  • Published 16th September 2020

A free online safety guide on Gaming Disorder, a disorder where users are defined as having impaired control over gaming, increased priority given to gaming over other activities, and continuing to game despite the occurrences of negative consequences.

What Parents Need to Know About Games Consoles

  • Published 10th September 2020

A free online safety guide on Games Consoles which allow users to play video games; many of which now also connect to the internet and double-up as all-in-one entertainment systems.

What Parents Need to Know About Xbox One

  • Published 26th August 2020

A free online safety guide for parents and carers to help them understand exactly what the Xbox One, an all-in-one entertainment hub is all about.

What Parents Need to Know About Call of Duty: Warzone

  • Published 22nd July 2020

A free online safety guide for parents and carers on Call of Duty: Warzone, an 18+ battle royale game where players experience strong scenes of violence and gore, using military style weapons to kill their opponents.

What Parents Need to Know About Oculus Quest

  • Published 8th July 2020

A free online safety guide to Oculus Quest, the all-in-one gaming system for virtual reality providing an emersive experience with realistic gaming and entertainment features.

What Parents Need to Know About PS4

  • Published 13th May 2020

A free guide to the PlayStation 4, the all-in-one entertainment hub and one of the most popular gaming consoles on the market, offering players internet access, streaming services and online chat features as well as a wealth of online video games.

What Parents Need to Know About Google Stadia

  • Published 29th April 2020

A free online safety guide to Google Stadia, a cloud-based service with a recently released free version, allowing users to stream its catalogue of console quality games directly via wi-fi.

Steam Online Safety Guide

  • Published 4th March 2020

We’ve created this guide to help parents and carers understand exactly what Steam is about and to raise their awareness around any potential safety concerns.

Minecraft Online Safety Guide

  • Published 15th January 2020

A guide to Minecraft a sandbox game where players can build houses and other creations, explore vast environments and play with other people online.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Online Safety Guide

  • Published 20th November 2019

Guide to aid parents in navigating the latest iteration of Call of Duty, one of the most recognisable video games on the planet.

FIFA 20 Online Safety Guide

  • Published 6th November 2019

Guide to help parents understand the online risks of the latest iteration of the popular FIFA video game franchise.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Online Safety Guide

  • Published 16th October 2019

An online safety guide to help Parents and Carers understand the latest updates to the popular game Fortnite.

Do Video Games Actually Cause Violent Behaviour Online Safety Guide

  • Published 9th October 2019

E-safety guide looking at the arguments both for and against the idea that video games cause violent behaviour.

Fortnite Battle Royale Online Safety Guide

  • Published 21st August 2019

An e-safety guide to help Parents and Carers understand the incredibly popular online multi-player "battle royale" game Fortnite.

Policing vs Parenting: Get to grips with gaming Online Safety Guide

  • Published 13th August 2019

An online safety guide for parents and carers discussing the best ways to guide children towards gaming health.

Virtual Reality Online Safety Guide for Parents & Carers

  • Published 7th August 2019

An e-safety guide to VR (Virtual Reality), the practice of creating computer generated images or sometimes even entire worlds for a user to experience as if they were there.

Nintendo Switch Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 31st July 2019

An online safety guide to the popular hybrid video game console the Nintendo Switch.

Call of Duty Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 22nd May 2019

An online safety guide on ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ (COD) for parents & carers, an online first-person shooter game, available on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

Discord Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 8th May 2019

An online safety guide for parents & carers to the most popular communication tool for gamers, Discord.

Apex Legends Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 13th March 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Apex Legends, a multiplayer battle royale video game which is free to play. In this game, twenty squads consisting of three players each are dropped onto an island from a dropship, where they compete against each other to be the last team standing.

Grand Theft Auto Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 23rd January 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Grand Theft Auto, an action-adventure video game series where players control criminals and wreak havoc in order to complete missions and progress through the game.

Twitch Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 28th November 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Twitch a gaming-focussed live-streaming service, owned by Amazon, where you can watch others play games live and listen to commentary as they play.

Roblox Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 17th October 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Roblox, a multi-player online gaming platform which allows children to play and create a variety of games in a 3D world.

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