At National Online Safety, we provide multi-award-winning online safety education for the whole school community. It’s our mission to make the internet a safer place for children. We believe that when children go online to learn, communicate or play, they should be able to do so safely. That’s why we provide schools all over the world with the knowledge they need in order to tackle new and evolving online risks.
Can you tell a MMORPG from an FPS? What even ARE they? Some types of video game naturally carry more potential risks than others. Watch our five-minute video to get a better grasp of the most popular gaming genres.
What are video game genres?
Much like movies, music and countless other mediums of entertainment, video games are categorised into genres.
A genre is just a type of game; it might be a shooting, sports, driving, or adventure game.
Some genres tend to have safer content than others but knowing the key differences will provide a good basis for understanding what games might contain.
For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.