Mark Foster has worked in the gaming industry for more than five years as a writer, editor and presenter. He is the current gaming editor of one of the biggest gaming news sites in the world, GAMINGbible. Starting gaming from a young age with his siblings, he has a passion for understanding how games and tech work - but more importantly, how to make them safe and fun.See more from Mark Foster
What Parents Need to Know about Nintendo Switch
This free online safety guide focuses on the Nintendo Switch. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as indecent images, overspending and inappropriate language.
A free online safety guide on the Nintendo Switch.
The Switch is a hybrid console released by popular video game company Nintendo in 2017. It’s classed as a hybrid because it’s designed to be played both at home on a television-like traditional console (think a PlayStation or an Xbox) or out and about, like a portable console such as a GameBoy. It uses two detachable and wireless ‘Joy-Con’ controllers on either side of the console’s screen, which can be used by one or two players. The Switch can be played on the internet (with the purchase of Nintendo Switch Online), in the living room together or on the go during long journeys ... but bear in mind it needs to be charged just like anything else!
In this guide, you'll find tips on avoiding potential risks such as indecent images, overspending and inappropriate language.