Online gaming – five ways to strike a balance

Late last month, ACMA released a post on ways families can strike a balance in the use of online gaming. Author Stephanie Brantz, an ambassador for the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association explains:

We all want our kids to learn about their online rights and responsibilities. Like most parents, I am very busy and, as much as I am a multi-tasker, I cannot constantly be hovering over the computer screen 24/7 watching what my kids are up to. We parents need to help our children find a balance between enjoying online video games while being safe.

Tips include:

  1. keep them close
  2. lay down the law
  3. support role
  4. fantasy names
  5. know the territory

Read the whole piece here.