Gaming

What Parents Need to Know About Pokémon GO

  • Published 28th September 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Pokémon GO, it takes a look at 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. Rocket League is a free-to-play multiplayer vehicle football game. The guide takes a look at 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. Valorant is one of the hottest first-person shooters on the market. The guide takes a look at 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. You don't need to be a football fan to have heard of the FIFA series of games (named after the Federation Internationale de Football Association: the worldwide governing body for the sport). The guide takes a look at 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

  • Published 28th April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Roblox. With more than 150 million users worldwide, Roblox is one of the most popular video games of recent times. 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. Cunch-Line Chronicles is a 2D side-scrolling mobile game in which players control a criminal running from a police officer, collecting bags of (what are heavily implied to be) drugs while avoiding obstacles. 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. Cyberpunk 2077 is a first-person action RPG (role-playing game) with multiple storylines. 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. 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 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 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.

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 Virtual Reality

  • 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.

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 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.

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). ‘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.

What Parents Need to Know About Discord

  • 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.

What Parents Need to Know About Apex Legends

  • 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.

What Parents Need to Know About Grand Theft Auto

  • 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.

What Parents Need to Know About Twitch

  • 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.

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