Do you enjoy playing games? You might play games on an iPad or a phone or even on an Xbox or PlayStation. There’s lots of different types of games– from building new worlds and creating characters to solving puzzles and exploring new lands! Gaming can help our brains practice doing complicated and challenging tasks.
You might play games by yourself or with friends or family. Or you might play games with other people online, working together to fight battles. This can help us learn how to work as part of a team and solve problems together! You may also just chat with other online gamers whilst playing. It’s really important you know how to be safe when online gaming. Here’s some tips about how to stay safer when playing games online:
Know who your trusted adults are.
Keep your information private!
Be careful with in-game chat.
Keep your passwords private!
Tell a trusted adult if someone is upsetting you.
Be kind online.
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If you are worried or concerned about something, please make sure you speak to an adult you trust.
You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. They’re here to support you.