Gaming

The Gaming World Simplified: An Expert Insight into Platforms, Genres and Online Habits | Secondary

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Webinar Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes (approx.) This webinar will provide headteachers, designated safeguarding leads and all teaching staff with an in-depth understanding of the gaming world, what makes it so appealing and how it can be used for positive educational purposes.

The Gaming World Simplified: An Expert Insight into Platforms, Genres and Online Habits | Primary

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes (approx.) This webinar will provide headteachers, designated safeguarding leads and all teaching staff with an in-depth understanding of the gaming world, what makes it so appealing and how it can be used for positive educational purposes.

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.

Age Ratings

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

Gaming Disorders

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Part of our Gaming & Gambling Series 2020-21

Gaming Genres

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Part of our Gaming & Gambling Series 2020-21

Loot Boxes & Skin Betting

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Part of our Gaming & Gambling Series 2020-21

What Parents Need to Know about Roblox

  • Published 6th September 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Roblox. It highlights a number of risks such as online daters, in-app purchases and contact with strangers.

What Parents Need to Know about Loot Boxes

  • Published 3rd August 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on loot boxes. It highlights a number of risks such as addiction, scams and mounting costs.

What Parents Need to Know about Steam

  • Published 6th July 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Steam. It highlights a number of risks such as potential scams, contact with strangers and in-app purchases.

What Parents Need to Know about Minecraft

  • Published 29th June 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Minecraft. It highlights a number of risks such as in-game purchases, addiction and chatting with strangers.

What Parents Need to Know about Esports

  • Published 22nd June 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on esports. It highlights a number of risks such as in-game purchases, inappropriate content and possible exploitation.

What Parents Need to Know about Twitch

  • Published 15th June 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Twitch. It highlights a number of risks such as inappropriate content, private chat rooms and strangers.

What Parents Need to Know about Virtual Reality

  • Published 8th June 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on virtual reality. It highlights a number of risks such as physical accidents, premature exposure and eye strain.

What Parents Need to Know about the Metaverse

  • Published 1st June 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Metaverse. It highlights a number of risks such as anonymity, psychological impact and unsafe areas.

What Parents Need to Know about Discord

  • Published 18th May 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Discord. It highlights a number of risks such as cyberbullying, predators and inappropriate content.

What Parents Need to Know about Horror Games

  • Published 19th January 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on horror games. It highlights a number of risks such as adult themes, psychological horror and violent content.

What Parents Need to Know about Horror Games (Spanish)

  • Published 19th January 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on horror games. It highlights a number of risks such as adult themes, psychological horror and violent content.

What Parents Need to Know about Fortnite Chapter 3

  • Published 5th January 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Fortnite Chapter 3. It highlights a number of risks such as scams, in-app purchases and user-controlled content.

What Parents Need to Know about Fortnite Chapter 3 (Spanish)

  • Published 5th January 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Fortnite Chapter 3. It highlights a number of risks such as scams, in-app purchases and user-controlled content.

What Parents Need to Know about Pokémon GO

  • Published 28th September 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Pokémon GO. It highlights a number of risks such as environmental hazards, strangers and data collection.

What Parents Need to Know about Rocket League

  • Published 8th September 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Rocket League. It highlights a number of risks such as scams, inappropriate online interactions and increased screentime.

What Parents Need to Know about Valorant

  • Published 14th July 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Valorant. It highlights how to tackle a range of potential risks such as addiction, violence and in-game purchases.

UEFA Euro 2020/21 Wallchart

  • Published 11th June 2021

Young football fans can follow all the action in the European Football Championships with our handy wallchart. Plot exactly who’s playing who, and when!

What Parents Need to Know about FIFA 21

  • Published 9th June 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on FIFA 21. It highlights how to tackle a range of potential risks such as addiction, scams and in-game chat.

What Parents Need to Know about The Ofcom 'Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes' Report 2020/21

  • Published 5th May 2021

What impact have lockdowns, remote learning and increased screen time had on children’s digital habits? Our #WakeUpWednesday guide has the details.

What Parents Need to Know about Roblox (Spanish)

  • Published 28th April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Roblox. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as in-app purchases, online dating and chat functionality

What Parents Need to Know about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

  • Published 7th April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter game developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as violent content, pornographic images and addiction.

What Parents Need to Know about Rec Room

  • Published 24th March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Rec Room. Rec Room is a social hangout game, where users meet up with friends to explore and create rooms, each containing a different experience. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online bullying, questionable connections and sexual content.

What Parents Need to Know about Avakin Life

  • Published 17th February 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Avakin Life. Described as a place where teens and adults can make new friends, Avakin Life is a mobile game that has more than 1.4 million daily users. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as in-game chat, adult themes and in-game spending.

What Parents Need to Know about Cunch-Line Chronicles

  • Published 15th January 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Cunch-Line Chronicles. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as addictive gameplay, in-app purchases and questionable themes.

What Parents Need to Know about Cyberpunk 2077

  • Published 6th January 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Cyberpunk 2077. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as extreme violence, adult themes and online multiplayer.

What Parents Need to Know about Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

  • Published 2nd December 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as graphic violence & language, in-game payments and strangers.

What Parents Need to Know about PlayStation 5

  • Published 24th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on PlayStation 5. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as spending money, age-inappropriate content and strangers online.

What Parents Need to Know about Xbox Series X|S

  • Published 11th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Xbox Series X|S. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age-inappropriate games, online interactions and in-game spending.

What Parents Need to Know about Among Us

  • Published 28th October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Among Us. Among Us is one of the most popular games of 2020. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hacking, mild violence and inappropriate language.

What Parents Need to Know about Among Us (Spanish)

  • Published 28th October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Among Us. Among Us is one of the most popular games of 2020. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hacking, mild violence and inappropriate language.

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. 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. 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. 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

This week's free online safety guide focuses on voice gaming disorder. In 2018, the World Health Organisation included gaming disorder as part of its International Classification of Diseases. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental health, gambling problems and stress.

What Parents Need to Know About Games Consoles

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on games consoles. Much like a television allows you to watch movies or a radio allows you to listen to music, a game console allows you to play video games. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as the addictive nature of games consoles, inappropriate online content and online chat.

What Parents Need to Know About Xbox One

  • Published 26th August 2020

A free online safety guide on the Xbox One. The Xbox One is among the most popular video game consoles on the planet. In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content and screen addiction.

What Parents Need to Know About Call of Duty: Warzone

  • Published 22nd July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Call of Duty: Warzone. Call of Duty: Warzone is the latest and possibly biggest battle royale game on the market, following in the footsteps of titles like Fortnite, Apex Legends and PUBG. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as gaming addiction, adult themes & violence and in-game purchases.

What Parents Need to Know about Oculus Quest

  • Published 8th July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Oculus Quest. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as seizures and motion sickness, physical injuries and overuse concerns.

What Parents Need to Know about PlayStation 4

  • Published 13th May 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on PlayStation 4. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as screen addiction, online bullying and adult content.

What Parents Need to Know about Google Stadia

  • Published 29th April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Google Stadia. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as in-app purchases, hackers and online chat.

What Parents Need to Know about Minecraft (Spanish)

  • Published 15th January 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Minecraft. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as the addictive nature of Minecraft, griefing and contact with strangers.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Online Safety Guide

  • Published 20th November 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks in Call of Duty such as violent content, talking with strangers and addictive behaviour.

What Parents Need to Know about FIFA 20

  • Published 6th November 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on FIFA 20. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as gaming disorder, overspending and scams.

What Parents Need to Know about Fortnite Chapter 2

  • Published 16th October 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Fortnite Chapter 2. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as gaming addiction, gaming with strangers and overspending.

Do Video Games Actually Cause Violent Behaviour?

  • Published 9th October 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Video Games and whether they cause violent behaviour. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as violent and mature themes, screen time and mental wellbeing.

What Parents Need to Know about Fortnite Battle Royale

  • Published 21st August 2019

This week's free online safety focuses on Fortnite Battle Royale. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as gaming addiction, gaming with strangers and overspending.

What Parents Need to Know about Policing vs Parenting: Get to Grips with Gaming

  • Published 13th August 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the best ways to guide children towards gaming health. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as screen time, violence and interaction with strangers.

What Parents Need to Know about the Nintendo Switch

  • Published 31st July 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the Nintendo Switch. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as indecent images, overspending and inappropriate language.

What Parents Need to Know about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

  • Published 22nd May 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' (COD). The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as graphic violence, cyberbullying and overspending.

What Parents Need to Know about Apex Legends

  • Published 13th March 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Apex Legends. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as communication with strangers, violence and overspending.

What Parents Need to Know about Grand Theft Auto

  • Published 23rd January 2019

This week's free online safety focuses on Grand Theft Auto. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as violent content, profane language and playing with strangers.

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