Information about Video Games/Apps
The Pan-European Game Information (PEGI) age rating system was established to help European parents make informed decisions on buying computer games. It was launched in spring 2003 and replaced a number of national age rating systems with a single system now used throughout most of Europe, in 30 countries. Further information can be found at http://www.pegi.info/en/index/id/24
More information and advice can be found in
their Good Gaming Guide [946 KB]
- Video games children play Click on the site to find out about the video games your children play.
- Games Rating Authority This site lets you search for games to find out whether they are suitable for your children.
- Ask About Games Playing safe online, useful information for parents.
- Staying safe on Minecraft
- Playing Minecraft safely- Tips and advice for keeping children safe on Minecraft.
- Pokemon Go - A Parent's Guide Click on the link to read the latest information on the new game Pokemon Go.
- A guide for parents Keeping children safe online
Advice on apps
There are thousands of apps on the market. From gaming to socialising. From learning to creating. All targeting different people and different age groups.
If you're worried about the apps your kids are using, head to Net Aware. It's a site we've developed with NSPCC, using real reviews from O2 staff and customers to explain the 50 social networks and apps most used by children.
Net Aware won the Best Product or Service for Parents award at the first Digital Safety Awards. This is a brand new awards scheme that recognises the best products, services and initiatives that help keep children safe online.