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AskAboutGames On The Road: Parent Club Advice

Our editor took some time to record a video for Parent Club. He offered advice about how to keep video games healthy in the home.

Parent Club is an organisation funding by the Scottish Government that helps parents and carers talk to children about knowing more about the potential dangers and opportunities they find online.

"Online gaming is a fun way for kids to spend their time while playing with their friends on the internet. Some games teach them new things, and some are just lots of fun. But there can be risks here too."

"To help your child stay safe, talk to them regularly about the games they’re playing and who they are talking to. After all, if they were going out to see friends, you would ask them who they’re seeing – so make sure you know who they’re meeting online too. When it comes to games, you could even join in and play them together. It’s also important to check that they are appropriate for your child’s age.

For more advice from the Parent Club resources, you can visit the Parent Club website.

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Andrew Robertson
Andy Robertson is the editor of AskAboutGames and has written for national press and broadcast about video games and families for over 15 years. He has just published the Taming Gaming book with its Family Video Game Database.