Andy Robertson is a freelance family technology expert for the BBC. He runs the Family Gamer TV YouTube channel and contributes to a range of national media on the topic of video games and family. A father of three, Andy's book Taming Gaming helps parents guide children in healthy play.See more from Andy Robertson
Parenting Gamers: Moving from Policing to Parenting Your Gaming Kids
This free online safety guide focuses on the best ways to guide children towards good gaming health. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as screen time, on-screen violence and interaction with strangers.
A free online safety guide on the best ways to guide children towards good gaming health.
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 can guide children towards better gaming health.
In this guide, you'll find tips on avoiding potential risks such as increased screen time, simulated violence and interaction with strangers.