Thursday, 30 January 2020 09:06

Online Gaming Safety for Children

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Online gaming is fun but not for all ages, even though there are multiple games available on internet claimed to be games for kids, still, your kids must not play them mainly because of the other games available right beside those games.

Online Gaming Safety for Children

But, one may think that why there is a need for writing on such a topic, is mainly because of the mental stability and personal safety for your kids, sometimes kids do not realize that their minor clicks on the laptop or tab, can cause serious troubles for the family. Some hackers can have their laptop hacked, or the data of their home and other activities can also be extracted from the location of the device.

Being a good parent, it has always been a duty to keep an eye on the activities of your kid. In earlier times, when we were kids our parents tend to meet our friends so that they may predict our interests and the prospect of our friends, but now virtual things have taken over and now our kid’s friends are linked through the internet.

  1. Know the People

You must have a session with your kid after every five days, maybe on weekends, and ask them to show you their friends, be very calm, your tone and expression must not let them feel that you are having some sort of suspicion, this may make them fearful of the consequences.

You must tell them about your friends with whom you played video games, and now ask them about their friends. Sometimes, they will not refer to them as friends so you must ask them who plays the best game.

  1. Know the Games

Your kid now, can have a vast variety of games to play, that is why you must ask them what sort of games are they interested in?

Their answers may shock you as there are very weird games trending if you feel that those games are not appropriate for your kids. Then suggest to them some good games, in which you believe they can boost up their mental strength.

  1. Avoid Accidental Purchase

If your kids are under 5 then, you must be very careful because if they will be purchasing any sort of thing then you will not be in a condition to blame them at all, so you must keep your mobile on airplane mode, while your baby is playing his favorite games.

  1. Read Reviews

While picking up games, your responsibility is to check the reviews of those games. Other parents and players must have given some hint about the inappropriate content if any, and some bugs which can disturb the child.

Without going through these reviews you can not consider a game safe for your kid, moreover, if in any case, you do not get to know the reviews then you must block that game and after a few weeks, you can check for reviews if your kid keeps on pestering.

  1. Tell Them the Boundaries

You must tell them that people are going to earn through their entertainment, but entertainment can be attained through other activities as well, playing online games all day long can be harmful. Only saying this will not help, you must set some rules for making your kids realize your determination for their health.

 

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Jerry Farsoun

Jerry Farsoun, a social entrepreneur who for more than a decade has been championing the personal safety space using technology.

In 2008 he set the world aviation record for the longest solo and unassisted ultralight flight in a powerchute around mainland Australia. This was to help reduce the stigma and raise awareness of depression with an emphasis on suicide prevention.

He spent the near decade researching technology to help people who felt vulnerable and in 2015, began developing a platform that helped anyone who was in need and may not be in a postion to put a call out for help.

He was nominated for Australian of the Year in 2017 and his company was a finalist in Business of the Decade in 2018.

The personal safety platform is called Leelou launched on the AppStores in 2018 is keeping us safer anywhere, anytime by always being available to provide immediate personal protection so we can enjoy some of the freedoms to live as we choose.

You can learn more about Jerry on his website www.jerryfarsoun.com