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.

Further Gaming Advice


De-mystifying the world of gaming with guides to the games your children play and the language they use whilst playing.


Supporting parents, looking at how to spot the signs of harm, how to set safety controls and how to speak to your child and keep them safe.