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Finding safe online games for kids

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Educational games for kids

Although the traditional family night around the board game is not extinct, the trend towards kids online video games and computer games cannot be denied. Find out how to find safe and educational online sources for your little gamer by reading on below.

Tips for young online gamers

If you're going to let your child go online for entertainment, they are never too young, or too old, to emphasize these basic rules for safety:

  • Only go on sites or play games that your parents gave you permission to visit
  • Only accept "friends" from people you already know offline
  • Never give out personal information, neither through chatting nor on your profile
  • Do not communicate with people online that you don't know, even if they say they know you
  • Do not agree to meet anyone offline

Remember to limit game time and balance it with lots of personal interaction with "real" friends and family. As long as you know your offspring is being safe when he or she is plugged in, online games can be a fun, educational resource!

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