While playing games online can be great fun, but you need to be careful about how much you play and who you play with. You should limit your game playtime so you can still do other things like homework, jobs around the house and playing outside with your friends.
It is always best to use a nickname when you are using gaming sites, rather than give out your real name. Some people who you meet online may not be who they say they are. Never give people you meet on the gaming sites information about yourself.
If you are unsure whether a game is suitable for you, ask your parents or a trusted adult to check its ratings and reviews for you.
Block any player if they are behaving badly or making you uncomfortable. You may also be able to report them to the gaming site.
It’s important to remember that it is only a game, and sometimes you will win and sometimes you will lose. There is nothing wrong with losing – with lots of practice you will get better.
Many games on the internet are free and are fun to play with your friends and family. Other games you may need to pay for to access additional levels or features.If a game asks you for money to play extra levels, check with mum or dad or another trusted adult.