If you want extra information about the content of a boxed console or computer game, take a look at the Video Standard’s Council’s Additional Consumer Information (ACI).Help children understand that people they meet online may not always be who they claim to be.The Apple App Store lets you turn off in-app purchases on i Pads and i Phones.And The Apple App Store and Google Play let you create a pin code that must be entered before you buy.Indicators on the game’s packaging explain why it’s been given its rating.For example, it'll say if the game shows violence, sex, or horror. Google Play, Windows Store, Nintendo e Shop and Oculus use the PEGI system.
Twitch is a social network where you can watch live videos of users playing online games of any age rating or share your own.
Even if a game is rated as 3 it may still let you talk to other players, including strangers, through voice chat or instant messenger.
You may be connected with players in your local area or from around the world.
Gaming can be a great way for young people to relax, socialise with their friends and have fun.
Children can play on games consoles, apps or websites, and chat to other players or watch them play through live-streaming. And with so many games available online, it can be hard for parents to know how to keep their child safe. Our tips and advice will keep you up-to-date with the most popular online games, help you decide what's appropriate for your child - and help them play safely.