Gaming

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. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (CoD) is an online first-person shooter. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as graphic violence & language, in-game payments and talking to 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 PlayStation 5 is the next-generation video game console for Sony. 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 Xbox Series X and Series S are the next-generation video game consoles from Microsoft. 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 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

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 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

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 Oculus Quest is the latest virtual reality experience on the market. 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. Sony’s video game console is often touted as being one of the best-selling of all time, with over 100 million units shifted worldwide. 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. Google Stadia marks the tech giant’s first proper foray into the world of video games. 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 Steam

  • Published 4th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Steam. Steam is the largest video game digital distribution platform on the planet by quite some distance. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as inappropriate content, phishing and strangers.

What Parents Need to Know About Minecraft

  • Published 15th January 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Minecraft. There’s a very good chance you’ve heard of 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.

FIFA 20 Online Safety Guide

  • 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.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Online Safety Guide

  • 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 Online Safety Guide

  • 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.

Fortnite Battle Royale Online Safety Guide

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Virtual Reality Online Safety Guide for Parents & Carers

  • Published 7th August 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on VR (Virtual Reality). VR (Virtual Reality) is the practice of creating computer generated images or sometimes even entire worlds for a user to experience as if they were there. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as screen time, medical risks and safety implications.

Nintendo Switch Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 31st July 2019

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

Call of Duty Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 22nd May 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' (COD). ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ (COD) is an online first-person shooter game, available on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as graphic violence, cyberbullying and overspending.

Discord Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 8th May 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Discord. Discord is the most popular communication tool for gamers. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as inappropriate content, sexual imagery and cyberbullying.

Apex Legends Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 13th March 2019

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

Grand Theft Auto Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 23rd January 2019

This week's free online safety focuses on Grand Theft Auto. Grand Theft Auto is an action-adventure video game series where players control criminals and wreak havoc in order to complete missions and progress through the game. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as violent content, profane language and playing with strangers.

Twitch Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 28th November 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Twitch. Twitch is a gaming-focussed live-streaming service, owned by Amazon, where you can watch others play games live and listen to commentary as they play. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as violent games, unwanted contact and adult content.

Roblox Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 17th October 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Roblox. Roblox is a multi-player online gaming platform which allows children to play and create a variety of games in a 3D world. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as personal information, cyberbullying and overspending.

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