Older generations who are unfamiliar with online gaming may wonder what all the fuss is about. But there are many genuine reasons why children can get a lot out of gaming:
The social side is a huge attraction too, with headsets allowing children to talk to their friends as they play games over Xbox Live or the Playstation Network. For kids without siblings to play with, who live far away from their classmates or can’t see their friends on a weekend, playing games online offers the next best thing.
Keeping your children safe when playing online isn’t just a priority for parents. Manufacturers and developers realise the value of their younger audience, with the global video games industry generating nearly $135 billion in 2018.
Most are therefore focusing on addressing the risks of online gaming for kids and helping support parents. There are various ways you can help protect your child when playing games online and how you set up the device can have a considerable impact on this:
By following these steps, playing games online can be done in a safe and fun manner whenever your child gets a new console or game.
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