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Learn how to protect children from the lure of Loot Boxes and in-app purchases in video games with advice from our tech expert Andy Robertson.
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As part of the consultation on Loot Boxes, we have provided some data from parents on what their concerns are around in-game spending and loot boxes.
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It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Thursday 20th May, and the Family Video Game Database is launching new video game accessibility tools with the support of its accessibility partner the VSC Rating Board.
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Internet Matters has launched a new hub to help parents address the issue of children’s online money management as they grow up in an increasingly cashless society.
Get insight on what fake news and minsiformation is and the impact it can have on young people. This will help you support them on this issue.
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Rocket League is a multiplayer video game rated PEGI 3 that combines car driving and football all in one. Learn more about gameplay and safety in game.
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Gacha is a popular kid-centric app among younger kids who love anime characters, as they can customise and use their creativity to their heart's content.
See insight and advice on how to encourage children and young people with care experience to make safer and smarter choices while gaming online.

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