Are you a parent and worried about your child who is involved in online gaming? Do you protect him somehow without forcing him to stop playing games? If yes, keep on reading the article. It includes the risks or threats that children are likely to face while playing & how to protect them.
Let’s begin with the risks
There are so many positive as well as negative aspects of online gaming on both adults and children. But it is riskier for the children, so patents need to keep an eye on them to avoid physical dangers or financial or emotional loss. Below is the brief detail of various threats that children are most likely to face;
Bad language & adult content
Although the games themselves do not contain the abusive languages, a few have adult content which your children can fall for. He is at fair risk of encountering with sexually suggestive behaviour, see-through dresses, abusive language and many more.
Almost 60% of the gamers face cyberbullying & 47% of them are threatened or blackmailed for money. It is because many of the payers play anonymously, and some people get personal due to daily interactions leading to the exchange of personal information. This results in threatening or bullying.
Connection requests from bad people
Abusive communication in chat rooms or direct messages sometimes results in good friends, but most people get connection requests from people with bad intentions which your children are unaware of. Such people the personal data from them such as name, father name, house & school address or phone number & use it to blackmail their family later on.
Tips for keeping them safe
Keep an eye on their game
This is the very first thing parents should do; as a parent, you must know which game your child is playing. Whether it is for children or contain adult content? Always talk to them positively and inquire them about the game to stay updated. You can start it by asking them, show how they play or tell you the tactics he uses.
Who are they playing with?
Online gaming is very vast, and you never know who will be your opponent. SO as a parent, it would be best if you ask your child who is playing with. Ask him whether he has invited his friend to play with an adult friend? This can be done by seeing their chat rooms or getting access to the audio of their texts. Tell them not to share their information with anyone they do not know.
Set gaming time
It is essential to set a time limit for your child for playing either they are online games to involve physical activity. Make an online and offline schedule. Also, block the adult site accessing. In Hong Kong, Singapore, & USA card games are a common practice, so don’t let your children such as agen bola.
Activities that refresh the mind are necessary in order to keep it fresh and active. Now is the era of science & technology which has made online gaming very popular. For children, playing online games, parents have to keep check and balance to avoid any mishaps.