Online gaming webinar for parents and carers, from eSafety

Most children have played an online game - how can you make sure they are safe? Find out by joining a free webinar from the eSafety Commissioner.

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is offering a free webinar for parents and carers on online gaming and young people.

The one-hour event will be held at three times next week, and just requires a simple registration to take part.

The webinar will be hosted by one of Australia’s leading online safety presenters, Greg Gebhart. He has provided presentations and webinars to more than 800,000 participants at state, national and international online safety events.

What the webinar will cover

  • the benefits of gaming and how to mitigate the risks
  • strategies to manage gaming and overuse
  • where to find help and support.

Session days and times

  • Monday 22 June: 7.30 – 8.30pm AEST
  • Thursday 25 June: 12.30 – 1.30pm AEST
  • Thursday 25 June: 7.30 – 8.30pm AEST
Register

Other resources

The eSafety Commissioner also provides some great online resources for parents and carers on the subject, which you can find here.

They include:

How to create a safer gaming environment for your child

Research by the office has found:

  • 81 per cent of children aged 8 to 17 have played an online game
  • 64 per cent have played a multiplayer online game with others
  • 52 per cent have played with people they did not know
  • 17 per cent have experienced bullying or abuse while playing a network game with others
  • 34 per cent have made an in-game purchase and this rose to 45 per cent when they played a network game with others.

The Parents Website regularly features blogs and resources from the eSafety Commissioner, including:

6 tips for young people to look after their online safety

An online safety kit for parents and carers during the coronavirus

5 Tips for Back-to-School Online Safety

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