Xbox Series X Parental Controls and Security Settings
Find out about what you can setup on the new Xbox Series X, including parental controls and privacy features for the new generation of gaming.
9th December 2020
Playstation 5 Parental Controls and Security Settings
Playstation incorporates a variety of settings to ensure your console is safe and kept in control from the moment you hit start. Find out about how to implement parental controls for the new generation of gaming.
2nd December 2020
Video Games Can Offer Deep and Ongoing Educational Benefits
Andy Robertson, the author of the Taming Gaming book writes about the educational benefits of Video Games whilst suggesting some key titles to explore.
4th November 2020
Why Do We Play Video Games?
Have you ever wondered why so many of us play video games? Is there more to it than just being a fun distraction? Here we look at some of the psychology and lesser known benefits of gaming whilst addressing some of the more common complaints towards the medium.
16th July 2020
Press Start With Gaming
New to gaming and want to see what all the fuss is about? Here we look at why gaming is so popular and list some experiences you can play individually or as a whole family.
4th May 2020
From Mobile to Smartphone
Find out what has changed in the last 20 years with a nostalgia trip back to when Smartphones were just Mobiles.
16th March 2020
Staying safe on Xbox – 5 in 5
Five tips, five minutes, high five. If your kids are playing Xbox, take five minutes now to understand how you can keep them safe and clued up when they're gaming.
13th January 2020
Staying safe on PlayStation – 5 in 5
Five tips, five minutes, high five. Get to grips with gaming with our quickfire guide to staying safe on PlayStation.
30th December 2019
Take the stress out of gaming this Christmas
Household upon household will wake up to new games consoles this Christmas. If yours is going to be one of them, these tips could be lifesavers.
20th December 2019
A look at the recent incorporation of 'gaming disorder' into the International Classification of Diseases by the WHO
14th November 2018
From Gaming to Safeguarding concerns: The Professionals Online Safety Helpline quarterly update
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline provides free support to members of the children's workforce in the UK with an online safety concern. In this blog Kat Tremlett, Helpline Practitioner, offers an insight into the type of cases the helpline has been dealing with over the last 3 months.
19th July 2018
How Video Game Age Ratings Can Work For Your Family
Negative headlines about gaming often fail to see how much platform holders and publishers already provide. In this blog Andy Robertson explains how parents can make the most of what's out there to help children develop healthy gaming habits.
9th July 2018
When Screen-Time Limits Don’t Work
Limiting screen time can create some breathing space for parents of children that play a lot of video-games, but the real route to healthy habits is to create a varied screen diet. Here are 4 games that can help with this.
12th June 2018
Taming Gaming - new book helps parents guide children to video game health
Newspaper journalist and father of 3, Andy Robertson today launches his new book 'Taming Gaming' - a lighthearted, informative guide to what screen-time, gaming and gadgets are doing to children, for parents who’d rather lock it all in a cupboard.
18th May 2018
Parenting in a digital age: The real cost of online gaming
With more online games and apps offering rewards in exchange for increased play time or money, we take a look at the real cost of online gaming.
5th September 2017
What is Gaming? - Part 2
As games become a more common feature of our everyday lives, it's important to take a minute to consider how they can fit in. Are there any risks involved? And are there any benefits to playing them?
16th May 2017