9th June 2021, 12:39
A number of free online seminars on how children can stay safe while playing online games are being organised this month by the Royal Gibraltar Police.
It follows concerns by parents and guardians that children are spending too much time online as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
As a result, the Royal Gibraltar Police has teamed up with the UK’s Get Safe Online campaign to help promote the initiative.
According to Get Safe Online, around seven in ten children aged 5 to 15 regularly played games online in 2020.
A panel of experts will be speaking on key issues including family gaming, psychology, gaming risk and finance.
A spokesman for Get Safe Online, says most experts agree that playing online games can have many beneficial effects to our children, developing key cognitive, motor and life skills and encouraging them to keep abreast of the latest technology. However, he adds that as with many things children do online, there can also be negatives.
The event will consist of three one-hour webinars, with a question and answer session, each tailored for parents of children of different age groups.
Thursday 17 June, 10am-11am: parents & guardians with children 2–12yrs
Thursday 24 June, 10am-11am: parents & guardians with children aged 12–15yrs
Wednesday 30 June, 10am-11am: parents & guardians with children aged 15-18yrs
For more information on the webinars visit here.