Good Gaming       for Your Kids                                         Robert Hart-Fletcher                              ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        Games can be good                                        ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        Join in and Play                                         ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        Play and learn                                          W...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        Choose only the best                                     ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        Learn about PEGI ratings                                 ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                PEGI Content Labelling                The PEGI content label shows the reasons fo...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                PEGI Age Labelling                The PEGI age label shows the minimum age for wh...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        Dare to set limits!                                      ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        Limit “Games Time”                                       ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        Work with other parents                                  ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        Play in the family space                                 ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        Active alternatives                                      ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        Safe online gaming           aming is lsive              ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        Spotting games addiction                         re      ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        Dealing with addiction                                   ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        KidsandMedia can help                                    ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        KidsandMedia can help                                    ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        KidsandMedia can help                                    ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        KidsandMedia can help                                    ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        KidsandMedia can help                                    ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        KidsandMedia can help                                    ...
Good Gaming for Your Kids                                        KidsandMedia can help                                    ...
Good Gaming       for Your Kids                                         Robert Hart-Fletcher                              ...
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A briefing for parents. How computer and video games can help children learn and develop. How to select the best games for your child. How playing together can help. How to set content and 'Game Time' rules. How to prevent or deal with games addiction.

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  1. 1. Good Gaming for Your Kids Robert Hart-Fletcher www.kidsandmedia.com www.kidsokonline.comKIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  2. 2. Good Gaming for Your Kids Games can be good Good games can stimulate children’s learning and even their social development so long as parents do three things: 1. Join in and play with your children. 2. Choose only the best games for your kids. 3. Dare to set limits!KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  3. 3. Good Gaming for Your Kids Join in and Play Play games with your children. Show you’re interested in what excites them. Discuss their experience. Ask them what they learn as they play. Praise them for their gains in competenceKIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  4. 4. Good Gaming for Your Kids Play and learn What your kids learn depends on which games you give them. Kids love to gain competence. Kids learn to think quickly. Kids learn to create strategies. Learn for yourself, what games can offer, by playing with your children.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  5. 5. Good Gaming for Your Kids Choose only the best Learn about popular games on the market. See the reviews on the KidsandMedia website on game content, age suitability and level of difficulty. Discuss with your kids what’s good to play And what’s not so good to play. Learn about the PEGI ratings.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  6. 6. Good Gaming for Your Kids Learn about PEGI ratings Check the PEGI label on the game box, when choosing for your kids. The PEGI rating shows the age suitability of a game’s content. (Not how hard it is to play. E.g. FIFA Street is beyond a 3-year-old’s skill level) Read more about PEGI on www.pegi.info Download the PEGI app for iPhone to quickly check the rating for any game.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  7. 7. Good Gaming for Your Kids PEGI Content Labelling The PEGI content label shows the reasons for a game’s rating. Bad language Gambling Discrimination Sexual content Drugs Violence Fear Online gamingKIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  8. 8. Good Gaming for Your Kids PEGI Age Labelling The PEGI age label shows the minimum age for which content is suitable. • Fantasy violence • Lifelike violence, sex • Nothing scary • Strong language • No bad language • Drugs & crime • Possibly scary • Adult sex scenes or sounds • Gross violence • Gore • Realistic violence • Nudity • Mild bad languageKIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  9. 9. Good Gaming for Your Kids Dare to set limits! Teach your kids to look for the PEGI labels on games Agree with your family that you’ll all follow the age limits. Only buy games suitable for their age.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  10. 10. Good Gaming for Your Kids Limit “Games Time” Agree ‘Games Time’ with your kids - when they can play and for how long. Reserve time for schoolwork, physical and social activities. Interest in playing comes in waves. So don’t panic if children want to play too much over a short period. Do worry if game playing starts to interfere with their health, personality, sociability and learning.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  11. 11. Good Gaming for Your Kids Work with other parents Your child might claim, “All my friends can play Call of Duty”. She might protest, “Why must I stop playing at 7pm when Sarah plays to 8pm?” Talk with the parents of your child’s friends and cousins and agree that you will all follow the PEGI ratings. Agree that you’ll all have similar rules for ‘Games Time’ Share experiences, advice and ideas with other parents.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  12. 12. Good Gaming for Your Kids Play in the family space Keep game consoles and PCs in a family room, to make it easier to share your child’s experience Then it will also be easier to supervise what, when and how much they play.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  13. 13. Good Gaming for Your Kids Active alternatives Physical activity and time with friends and family are vital for child development. So schedule a positive lifestyle for your kids. Don’t let PC and video games become your children’s main hobby. Play with your children on games, which involve movement, such as those for the Nintendo Wii, Kinect for Xbox and PlayStation Move.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  14. 14. Good Gaming for Your Kids Safe online gaming aming is lsive Massive Multiplayer Online Games can be“ Online g u rly comp hics very compelling and exciting.p articula rful grap with wonde a Advise your children to p lay and s an d game ne friend play only during agreed times team of onli up u to turn who need yo give out no personal information ” and play. Fletcher avoid profiles that invite harassment t- - Rob ert Har dMedia, tell you about bullying, foul language, an Direct or, Kids offensive content or invitations to meet UK Don’t let your kids meet online strangers in person without you. Stop the gaming if anything worries you.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  15. 15. Good Gaming for Your Kids Spotting games addiction re Complete immersion in games is c games a But“E lectroni ainment. common. Addiction to gaming is rare. tgre at enter dren the il Watch out for addictive symptoms: for some ch ome so c gam e can be r a time, Child disappears into the game world compu lsive, fo re Plays at night and sleeps during the day o that it seems m portant m ng and i e in life.” Irritable or angry if stopped from playing rewardi hing els Does not turn up for meals, avoids t t han any , S amnøen friends, stops sports, skips school, ignores - Øystein n d Media t, Kids a homework, feigns sickness, fails tests Presiden Poor work or behaviour at school Family suffers due to excessive gaming Child tries to cut down gaming, but failsKIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  16. 16. Good Gaming for Your Kids Dealing with addiction Prevention Your interest and involvement can ensure your child’s healthy gaming. Before your child plays his first game, agree rules for age suitability and ‘Game Time’. Management Take games addiction seriously rather than hope the problem blows over. Usually a calm conversation, leads to time limits or a period of abstinence. If you’re worried, get professional help.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  17. 17. Good Gaming for Your Kids KidsandMedia can help Visit www.KidsandMedia.co.uk We give practical advice on healthy gaming and how to prevent or manage gaming addiction.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  18. 18. Good Gaming for Your Kids KidsandMedia can help Visit www.KidsandMedia.co.uk We give practical advice on healthy gaming and how to prevent or manage gaming addiction.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  19. 19. Good Gaming for Your Kids KidsandMedia can help Visit www.KidsandMedia.co.uk We give practical advice on healthy gaming and how to prevent or manage gaming addiction.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  20. 20. Good Gaming for Your Kids KidsandMedia can help Visit www.KidsandMedia.co.uk We give practical advice on healthy gaming and how to prevent or manage gaming addiction.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  21. 21. Good Gaming for Your Kids KidsandMedia can help Visit www.KidsandMedia.co.uk We give practical advice on healthy gaming and how to prevent or manage gaming addiction.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  22. 22. Good Gaming for Your Kids KidsandMedia can help Visit www.KidsandMedia.co.uk We review hundreds of games. We tell you what they’re about. We tell you what’s fun or boring. We tell you the age they’re suited for. We stamp “kidsandmedia recommended” on the best.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  23. 23. Good Gaming for Your Kids KidsandMedia can help Visit www.KidsandMedia.co.uk Download the free Digital Childhood book for useful tips and tools for a safer media life.KIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
  24. 24. Good Gaming for Your Kids Robert Hart-Fletcher www.kidsandmedia.com www.kidsokonline.comKIDSOKONLINE© Copyright KidsOKOnline Limited 2011
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