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 […]
Wise words and insight from @keefstuart about our #PLAYtogetherUK campaign. Check out his Boy Made of Blocks book for further gaming insights.
Your Saturday reminder as your little one plays a game or two this weekend... @uk_ie & the BAFTA-winning @rioferdy5 launched #PLAYTogetherUK encouraging parents + guardians to gain a deeper understanding of parental controls 👇