Being a parent or caring for a young person can be challenging, from the small things to the big issues, and it can be hard to to know what to do.
The YCSA helps young people but we recognise that other family members and carers may struggle with supporting and caring for our young people too.
We offer a range of services for parents and carers including practical advice and mental health and well being support.
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Online Safety while Gaming for Parents and Young People
Online gaming can offer many positive experiences. It can give children and young people the chance to escape into a virtual world, to learn, and to connect with others.
However, there is a risk of children and young people viewing inappropriate content in games and being contacted by adults seeking to exploit them.
This week your activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children explores how they can stay safe while gaming:
Gaming : a video guide for parents and carers
This new video guide and accompanying article, developed in collaboration with The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), helps parents and carers to understand:
- How in-game chat works;
- How it might be abused by others, and;
- What they can do to help keep their children safe whilst using in-game chat.
Access the video here