Online gaming can offer many positive experiences. It can give children and young people the chance to escape into a virtual world, to learn, and to connect with others.
However, there is a risk of children and young people viewing inappropriate content in games and being contacted by adults seeking to exploit them. During Covid-19 Thinkuknow (www.thinkuknow.co.uk) have been producing home activity packs for parents and carers with simple 15 minute activities so they are able to support their children to stay safe on line during a period when they will be spending more time on line at home.
They also provide information sheets and resources for parents for the following age groups: