OCTOBER: Schools Digital Well-Being & eSafety

OCTOBER: Schools Digital Well-Being & eSafety

This is the newsletter for schools subscribing to my weekly videos for parents and teachers about eSafety, technology, video games and children. It is designed to be shared via Blog Post and/or Parent Mail.

Parents can access the weekly videos on eSafety and Digital Wellbeing via this link: http://bit.ly/KidsTechAdvice

Here are the topics we’ve covered in the videos and newsletters through the last four weeks:

Doki Doki Literature Club

Doki Doki Literature Club was in the press again because it doesn’t have an age rating but is not suitable for young children. It has themes of suicide and self harm. There are some misleading reports so I have produced a video so parents can be informed about the game here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb5n4JjYa-E

Taming Gaming Book

My new book on eSafety, Taming Gaming, was discussed with Eamonn Holmes on his radio show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jOJrBMT6rg

Parents can get 10% discount on pre-orders with the code “SchoolSafeGaming” here: https://unbound.com/books/taming-gaming/

Best Ways to Balance Internet Usage

I look at the various services and ways you can control and discuss internet usage with your children. There are lots of different options and I rate each one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg7RNLo-E-s

Spider-Man is Rated PEGI 16+

Very popular video-game Spider-man is rated as only suitable for those 16 and over. I created a detailed video on this to help parents make an informed decision here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG4Co7imwS8

Help Finding Family Games

With Christmas approaching I’ve compiled a list of great games for families arranged by age-category. The video is here, with a full list in the description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RO5LT7x8b4

There are many more videos in the playlist worth watching. In particular we wanted to highlight:

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