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St James

Primary School

Where children shoot for the stars and shine

Friday 13th May

Online Gaming




Online gaming has become the new digital playground for a lot of children.


A recent study by OFCOM found 7 in every 10 children, aged between 5 and 15, played games online in 2020, whether this be on a games console, a mobile device or via a web browser.


Online games are important to understand because they offer players

  • huge amounts of fun
  • enjoyment
  • teamwork
  • collaboration
  • and imaginative adventure.


However, it’s important for adults to understand online gaming to encourage safe and healthy online gaming habits in children, so they can have a positive gaming experience.


Below are 6 top tips for keeping children safe while online gaming.

Equally, you can download this poster via the link below the image.


Finally, please remember that should you have any concerns about any of these weekly e-safety tips or anything you or your child see online, please do not hesitate to speak to either your child’s teacher or a member of the St James management team.