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On The Road: GetSafeOnline Gaming4Good Webinar

As well as run the website, the AskAboutGames team also work with partners to get out and about with great gaming advice. This week our editor Andy Robertson was part of the brilliant GetSafeOnline webinar about how to play healthily.

"Online gaming has seen a massive increase in popularity with children over the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of more time spent at home and restrictions on physical social contact. Chances are, your child is gaming more these days."

"Most experts agree that playing online games can have many beneficial effects to our children, developing key cognitive, motor and life skills and encouraging them to keep abreast of the latest technology."

Here's a recording of the session in case you missed it.

Participants included:

  • Liz Stanton - Senior Trainer & Family Protection Manager, Get Safe Online
  • Annette Whalley Senior Consultant – Education & Financial Wellbeing, HSBC UK
  • Cath Knibbs - Online Harms, Cybertrauma & Online Specialist and Author
  • Adrian Sladdin - Gaming and Gambling Safeguarding Expert & Trainer
  • Andy Robertson - Family Gaming Expert, Journalist & Author
  • Mat Hasker - Global Website Director, Get Safe Online, and Gaming Enthusiast

Anthony Haigh