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Here are the resources we found for gaming for parents and families:
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Why do People get Addicted to Games
For someone who has never played a computer or video game, it can difficult to understand why they are quite so compelling. This webpage from Net Addiction aims to help you understand why games have always been important to people, and video games are just changing the medium of this phenomenon.
Online gaming is hugely popular with children and young people. From sport related games, to mission based games and quests inspiring users to complete challenges, interactive games cater for a wide range of interests, and can enable users to link up and play together.
It’s no Game – How to tell if your Child is Addicted to Tech
Psychiatrist Dr Richard Graham joins Parent Info to examine the signs of gaming addiction. A child’s intense desire to use and keep using a tablet or smartphone, and the equally intense rage when they are asked to stop, can be really unsettling. It also leads to questions about whether these devices, or the things we do with them, are addictive.
Online gaming means you can play in real tie with people across the world through a computer, games console, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet. Games can offer children a world of adventure to immerse themselves in, but it’s important to understand how children can stay safe and what games are appropriate for their age. This webpage aims to help parents understand what their child is doing when they are gaming online.
Video Game Addiction Help
Video Game Addiction is an organisation providing treatment and advice for a range of addiction and dependency problems related to gaming, Internet and other electronic entertainments. They offer a top quality help and referral service which matches clients to the right treatments to solve their problem and get them into a position where they can carry on their normals lives free of addiction.
Online Gaming: An Introduction for Parents and Carers
This short downloadable resource is a quick introduction to parents and carers about the dangers of online gaming and how to make sure that their child is safe online. The leaflet contains 7 sections including; an introduction to online gaming; how and where to play online games; the risks of online gaming; top tips; SMART rules; frequently asked questions; support and information for parents.