The UK Interactive Entertainment Association (Ukie) has today launched the Get Smart About P.L.A.Y campaign, encouraging more parents and carers to use tools that manage screen time and in-game purchases on video game consoles. The campaign follows a recent report from Europe’s video game industry body which found that only one in five parents of […]
As with any leisure activity for young children, it’s important to play a role as parents, carers, and guardians to guide their participation and enjoyment. Both in terms of avoiding unhealthy excess, but also to ensure ambition and benefits are maximized. Although there is often concern that parents don’t have the tools they need to […]
We sat down with Emma Kenny, a psychologist, TV presenter, writer and expert media commentator to see what advice she offers families wanting to get more from the games they were playing. Specifically, she spoke to us about effective strategies for using Parental Controls. Get involved! Your kids want you to understand their wider world, […]
Getting a video game console as a gift is a childhood memory that stays with many of us for our whole lives. Having children of our own and getting them a new console is just as exciting. It’s really worth spending some time setting things up. An hour spent carefully getting it out of the […]
Today we are looking at understanding how to get the best value from the money you spend on gaming and keeping those costs sensible. As new media, video games are relatively fast-changing. They offer new audiences fresh ways to engage with stories, compete online, go on adventures and spark imagination in fantastical worlds. This means […]
Check out this daily list of games you might not have heard of before. What games are you playing today?
MegaThread! Daily video game suggestion for families, with age rating, simple overview, players and hand-picked trailer. Games that encourage hope, silliness, connection, calm, ambition, friendship and generosity. (Suggestions and requests welcome.) https://t.co/nGC8feAwq5
Our editor was on Newsround today to talk about how to connect with friends and family with video calls, social media and games.
Was on @BBCNewsround with some tips for kids connection with friends online. Ended up watching loads of their other Corona reports and feel informed and calmed. Still my favourite news outlet. https://t.co/3kNrdZLp9q
Great to be able to share some advice from my upcoming @TamingGamingBk (published by @unbounders) on BBC Own It. Also video game advice from my work on @askaboutgames and @IM_org came in handy. Important to stay connected while in lock down. https://t.co/QXJLQqtk9d
A new list on the database this morning. In collaboration with @NVGOTD we have games where you “Commit No Violence” to anything living. And currently, that excludes Animal Crossing because… well, selling fish. But we’re happy to be convinced otherwise: https://t.co/J0zbpGOH1g
Non-Violent Game Of The Day@NVGOTD
Really pleased to work with @GeekDadGamer on this.
Check out Taming Gaming's Family Games Database (part of @uk_ie's #GetSmartAboutPLAY campaign) for great breakdowns on games suitable for kids and families -- including, of course, non-violent games https://t.co/6i21yJcKSL
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