What is it?

Gaming involves playing any type of the many available computerised games. They can come as packaged software, can be downloaded from the internet, or may be contained within websites.

How does it work?

Most games come with instructions on how to operate them and what you need to do to win.

Why are computer games useful?

A lot of computer games require coordination and use of logic to work out how to win.

What do you need to keep in mind if your child is playing computer games?

Some games are for adults only. If a game is classified for 18+ it might be violent or sexually explicit. Games can also be addictive! Try setting a time limit on playing games.

Want to know more?

If your child is into playing computer games, find out more about the games by having a play yourself. You can also find games reviewed by other parents' around the world (including the age appropriateness of each) at Commonsense Media.


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