The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust has launched its ‘Parents Hub’ website, which it hopes will empower parents with knowledge and understanding of the world of gaming.
The site is designed to give the parents of young gamers access to a range of information and support, to allow them to engage with, and enjoy, the world of video games, whilst being safe online.
Amanda Atkinson, the head of delivery for YGAM’s parent programme, said; “It’s been fantastic to launch the newly designed Parent Hub this week.
“It has been a fascinating process as we have collaborated with parents, gamers, young people, academics and educators to create a website that gives enough information and support to parents without being overwhelming and inaccessible.”
Parent Hub features a range of custom designed tools and resources including a ‘Gaming Glossary’ and ‘Game Guides’ from select games across all platforms, which aims to give parents an example of the differing mechanics and play styles available to children and young people.
“Our priority is safeguarding children and young people growing up in the online galaxy of gaming,” explained Kev Clelland, director of operations at YGAM.
“A key part of this is demystifying the world of video games for parents and highlighting the many positive experiences gaming can provide whilst increasing their awareness of the potentially harmful aspects.
“The Parent Hub will empower parents with the knowledge and understanding to help their children access the world of gaming in a safe and secure manner.
“The team at YGAM are keen to work closely with the gaming industry here in the UK and across the world, to better support future generations of gamers and keep gaming safe for children and young people.”