Online Gaming Consoles

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The ability to compete or cooperate with other players online has added a whole new dimension to video gaming consoles. It's also created an entirely different set of considerations for trusted adults to be aware of. Our five-minute explainer gives you a swift rundown on the most popular games consoles.

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What are gaming consoles?

Like a television allows you to watch movies or a radio allows you to listen to music, a games console allows you to play video games.

The most modern ones are Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo Switch; almost all consoles can now connect to the internet.

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.