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Tips for parents

On this page you will find an introduction video on creating a healthy games environment in the family and 5 tips for parents.

Healthy gameplay in the family
Playing video games is great, especially if you have a set of rules and limits that everybody in the family are comfortable with.

5 tips for parents

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1) Age rating

Always look for the age classification on the game package or in the digital store.

2) Explore the game

Try to look for a summary or review of the game. Ideally, play the game yourself or play the game  with your child.

3) Talk about games

Watch over your kids when they play and talk with them about the games they play. Explain why certain games may not be suitable.

4) Time limits

Agree on the amount of time that can be spent playing games per week, and encourage your children to take regular breaks.

5) Safe gameplay

Be aware that games can enable the purchase of additional downloadable content. Online games are played in virtual communities allowing players to interact with unknown fellow players. Tell your children not to give out personal details and report inappropriate behaviour.
– If needed, set limits (age, time, spending, online access) by using parental control tools.
Tips for parents on outside game trading and skin gambling: Read more (pdf)