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Gaming Advice

Tips for parents and carers - in game chat

from Think You Know

Support with Gaming

The website has information and guidance to support
you with managing your child’s gaming including guides on setting parental
controls and game recommendations.

Get Smart About PLAY logo

The Get Smart About P.L.A.Y campaign provides parents and care-givers with a four-step process to help set parameters around play:


Play with your kids. Discover amazing games and understand what they play and why.


Learn about family controls for your console.


Ask what your kids think. Discuss ground rules before setting restrictions.


You’re in charge. Set restrictions that work for your family.


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Resources, shared from the National Online Safety Website

Policing vs Parenting: Get to grips with gaming [Online Safety Guide]

With concerns about escalating screen-time, the impact of violence, unexpected costs and interloping strangers it can be tempting to lock down video games to limit their negative impact. While some sensible boundaries are helpful, they are only a short term solution for how we guide children towards gaming health.

Minecraft [Online Safety Guide]

Minecraft is still as popular today as it was when it was first released. The highly addictive block building game has developed a huge following and has millions of monthly active users playing it worldwide across PC, console and mobile platforms. Minecraft is relatively safe generally speaking, however, as per any game, it pays to be mindful about the main features that children may encounter. That’s why we’ve created this useful guide to help parents and carers understand exactly what Minecraft is all about.

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Harefield Primary School is proud to be
a part of the Edwin Jones Partnership

Edwin Jones Partnership

Hamwic Education Trust
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