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
What is Gaming?
Gaming is bigger than ever, larger now than both cinema and music, and with mobile gaming more people are playing than ever before. So how did we get here and what is it all about?
25th April 2017
Pokemon Go - the new craze sweeping the digital sphere
There has already been a lot of negative press surrounding the release of Pokemon Go last week, not to downplay this, we look at the issues this game will bring in a balanced manner
14th July 2016
All I Want for Christmas is an… Xbox - Tips for Parents this Christmas
Christmas is here and the increasingly technology-centred requests for presents... they all come with questions that parents should have the answers to before they buy...
1st December 2015