Gaming is loved and enjoyed by children and adults across the UK, which has the sixth largest games market globally, with 37.3 million people playing games (Newzoo 2018), including 81% of 11 to 14 year-olds and 69% of 6 to 10-year-olds (GameTrack 2016).
However, whilst it can be a way for children to socialise, learn new skills, be part of a team and relax, it also carries risks.
This section provides parents with information to give you a better understanding of why some children game and exactly what those PEGI ratings mean.
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