Online safety laws: What’s in store for children’s digital playgrounds?

As children’s safety and privacy online becomes a matter of increasing urgency, lawmakers around the world push ahead on new regulations in the digital realm. February 7th is Safer Internet Day (SID), an annual awareness campaign that started in Europe in 2004 and that aims to highlight the need for people to enjoy the benefits of the … More Online safety laws: What’s in store for children’s digital playgrounds?

5 valuable skills your children can learn by playing video games

Gaming can help your children build and sharpen a range of life skills that will stand them in good stead in the future. Videogames are now so popular that the number of players worldwide topped 3 billion last year! The boom goes far beyond gaming consoles and the most recognized gaming platforms, such as PlayStation, Xbox … More 5 valuable skills your children can learn by playing video games

Gaming: How much is too much for our children?

With many children spending a little too much time playing video games, learn to spot the signs things may be spinning out of control. Across Europe, half of the population aged 6-64 plays video games, according to industry body ISFE. The number rises significantly for 6-10-year-olds (68%), and those aged 11-14 (79%) and 15-24 (72%). According to some research, … More Gaming: How much is too much for our children?

‘Tis the season for gaming: Keeping children safe (and parents sane)

It’s all fun and games over the holidays, but is your young gamer safe from the darker side of the action? As Christmas draws nearer, parents are handling a barrage of requests from their kids for the latest gaming titles and consoles. Despite gathering macro-economic headwinds, US consumers are set to increase their total retail spending by … More ‘Tis the season for gaming: Keeping children safe (and parents sane)

How to set up parental controls on your child’s new smartphone

Give yourself peace of mind and help create a safe online space for your child using Android or iOS parental controls While your child will be over the moon with their shiny new device, you begin to wonder how to stop the kid from spending every waking hour glued to the gadget. Chances are that … More How to set up parental controls on your child’s new smartphone