Advice to Parents: Identifying potential signs of gaming related harm.

Staying home is the best thing we can all do to stem the spread of Covid-19 but this brings its own struggles as parents deal with a heady mix of anxiety and youthful energy, making gaming feel like both a blessing and a curse.  It can offer much-needed distraction, but something that can serve as an activity to relieve boredom or a way of socialising with friends can turn soon […]

Advice to Parents: 5 top tips for a healthy gaming balance

The world is experiencing something completely new right now which no-one has gone through before.  Who would have thought when we saw in the New year and looked ahead at 2020 the vision would be stuck indoors, trying to juggle working and home schooling? Much has been made in the news of the amount of […]

Advice to Parents: Understanding and controlling in-app purchasing

During lockdown, there has been a significant rise in the amount of time people are playing online. Reports of the volume of weekly games sales has increases by 40-60% during lockdown, whilst Steam, one of the largest PC-gaming platforms, hit a new record with nearly 20.7 million players actively gaming or chatting at the same time […]

Parent support for the holidays

ockdown has seen people increase their time spent online with stats showing; Almost all 8-15 year olds using at least one social networking site.  46% increase in gaming, 17% increase in mobile gaming Increase of 84% of people installing apps For many reasons young people have chosen online play during lockdown, with home schooling finished […]

Preparing for going back to school

It’s that time of year again, the holidays are nearly over, the frantic shopping trips to replenish uniforms and wondering how on earth you will get yourself and the children out of the door in time for school. This year has the added issue of Covid: it has not been a 6 week break – […]

Protecting your child in a digital world

Parents are being warned that a video is circulating of a man committing suicide live on Facebook. This footage is being shared across social media sites, disguised as an unrelated video before cutting to the recording. Many parents are implementing safety procedures across their child’s social media channels ­– but how many parents are taking […]