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Keeping your child safe online and on social media

We know it is important job but also a challenging one to keep our children safe online and on social media.

 

The links below will help you protect your children and make them risk aware.

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Gaming - how to use PEGI ratings

 

PEGI ratings help parents and carers choose safe and appropriate games for children.

 

It uses a simple guide to help make the safe choice for your child. The number shows the age a child should be before they play the game

 

 

 

There are also symbols to show you what is contained in the game.

 

 

 

 

For example, Lego Star Wars 3 is PEGI 7.  

 

The guidance on the PEGI website says ' The content of this game is suitable for persons aged 7 years and over only.
It contains: Non realistic looking violence towards fantasy characters - Violence that is set in a cartoon, slapstick or child like setting that could be upsetting to very young children'.

 

For example, Grand Theft Auto 5 is PEGI 18.

 

The guidance on the PEGI website says 'The content of this game is suitable for persons aged 18 years and over only.

It contains: Extreme violence - Multiple, motiveless killing - Violence towards defenceless people - Strong language
This game allows the player to interact with other players ONLINE

 

 

 

We are worried how many of our children are playing games that are inappropriate and not safe for them.

Many of these games allow the child playing to interact with other players online - how do we know who these people are when the game is an 18?  

 

Please use the PEGI ratings and the symbols to help make a safe choice.  The PEGI website helps you look up a game and find its rating here.

 

 

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