Set digital boundaries
Use a family agreement to set rules on what they can play, when and how long for to help them strike a healthy balance between gaming other activities they do.
Use reviews and sites to pick appropriate games
Read parents and expert review of games they are interested in the choose the right games for them to play.
Encourage them to play in shared spaces
This is a simple way to stay engaged in what they are doing while gaming and step in if you feel something’s not quite right.
Set privacy settings and learn how to report in-game abuse
Make it a habit to review their privacy settings on their account and teach them where to report in-game abuse so they can take action if they feel concerned.
Gen-up on the lingo
Get up to speed on how players communicate while gaming to spot the signs of cyberbullying or negative behaviour.
Make gaming a family affair
Trying out new games with children makes it easier to relate and can give you a better sense of what the game is about and prompt conversation or safety measure to help them stay safe.