Many kids are now playing games online with friends and I often have parents raise concerns over time spent online, inappropriate behaviours and bullying, that sometimes spills over into the playground. Here is a quick and easy slideshow guide to help parents put in place some rules and boundaries to help keep kids playing safely and responsibly. Getting kids used to time limits and regulations on play early can help ensure they are much better able to regulate their behaviours as they get older. When they start out playing these games, we need to be on hand to monitor, listen in and guide them through appropriate behaviours and provide them the skills to think critically about how they interact with others online and of course, with whom they are interacting.
Does your child play games online with friends? Have you encountered any problems?