Gaming

The Gaming World Simplified: Platforms, Genres and Online Habits | Primary

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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: Platforms, Genres and Online Habits | Secondary

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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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Playing video games online is a massively popular pastime, with hundreds of millions of young devotees right across the world. In this bite-size video, presented by Myleene Klass, we'll help you to 'level up' your knowledge of online gaming.

Age Ratings

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Just like films have an age certificate, most video games also come with a rating which indicates which age they're deemed to be suitable for. With many best-selling games featuring extreme violence, explicit content or horror themes, check out our short video on age ratings to make sure you're in the know.

Loot Boxes & Skin Betting

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A near-constant source of controversy and debate in the gaming world, loot boxes and skin betting form an integral part of many popular titles but have been criticised for normalising gambling-type behaviours. Our short video has all the essential information for trusted adults.

Online Gaming Consoles

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The ability to compete or cooperate with other players online has added a whole new dimension to video gaming consoles. It's also created an entirely different set of considerations for trusted adults to be aware of. Our five-minute explainer gives you a swift rundown on the most popular games consoles.

Gaming Genres

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Can you tell a MMORPG from an FPS? What even ARE they? Some types of video game naturally carry more potential risks than others. Watch our five-minute video to get a better grasp of the most popular gaming genres.

Gaming Disorders

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"Aww, just one more game?" It's a familiar refrain from young gamers everywhere - but what are the possible risks when their digital activities start to assume a disproportionate influence over their daily lives? Our bite-size video tells you what you need to know about gaming disorder.

Gaming Streamers and Influencers

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New breeds of celebrities have emerged in the digital age: notably, streamers and influencers - who often command an audience in the hundreds of thousands. Who are these superstars of the internet, and how have they become so prominent? Our short explainer video will quickly bring you up to speed.

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about World of Warcraft

  • Published 10th January 2023

This week's free online safety guide focuses on World of Warcraft. It highlights a number of risks such as the potential for online addiction, in-game purchases and simulated violence.

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

  • Published 16th November 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. It highlights a number of risks such as offensive chat/messaging, in-game purchases and addiction.

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Overwatch 2

  • Published 26th October 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Overwatch. It highlights a number of risks such as violent gameplay, in-game purchases and voice chat.

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about FIFA 23

  • Published 12th October 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on FIFA 23. It highlights a number of risks such as age-inappropriate chat, scammers and addiction.

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Roblox

  • Published 6th September 2022

This 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 and Carers 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 and Carers Need to Know about Steam

  • Published 6th July 2022

This 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 and Carers 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 and Carers 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 and Carers Need to Know about Twitch

  • Published 15th June 2022

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

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Virtual Reality

  • Published 8th June 2022

This 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 and Carers Need to Know about the Metaverse

  • Published 1st June 2022

This free online safety guide focuses on the metaverse. It highlights a number of risks such as anonymity, psychological impact and unsafe areas.

What Parents and Carers 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 and Carers 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 and Carers 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 free online safety guide focuses on Pokémon GO. It highlights a number of risks such as environmental hazards, strangers and data collection.

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Rocket League

  • Published 8th September 2021

This free online safety guide focuses on the game Rocket League. It highlights a number of risks such as scams, inappropriate online interactions and increased screen time.

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Valorant

  • Published 14th July 2021

This 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 and Carers 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 and Carers 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 and Carers Need to Know about Roblox (Spanish)

  • Published 28th April 2021

This 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, would-be online daters and chat functionality.

What Parents and Carers 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 and Carers Need to Know about Rec Room

  • Published 24th March 2021

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

What Parents and Carers 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 and Carers 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 and Carers 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 and Carers 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 and Carers Need to Know about PlayStation 5

  • Published 24th November 2020

This free online safety guide focuses on the 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 and Carers Need to Know about Xbox Series X|S

  • Published 11th November 2020

This 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 (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 and Carers 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 and Carers 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 and Carers 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 You Need to Know about Gaming Streamers and 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 You 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 You 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 and Carers 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 this guide, you'll find tips on avoiding potential risks such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content and screen addiction.

What Parents and Carers 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 free online safety guide focuses on the 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 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.

Parenting Gamers: Moving from Policing to Parenting Your Gaming Kids

  • Published 13th August 2019

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

What Parents Need to Know about Nintendo Switch

  • Published 31st July 2019

This 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 and Carers 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 and Carers 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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