Internet safety charity Internet Matters has called for parents to join their children when gaming online.
Internet Matters’ chief executive, Carolyn Bunting, told the BBC: “We know that parents who regularly get involved with their children’s activities online are better placed to lead them through some of the issues they may face.
“We’re encouraging parents to do something that may well go against their nature and have a go – get involved. With an overwhelming majority of children playing online games now, it has become part and parcel of growing up in the digital age.”
The website talks about the risks of young people gaming online, including the concerns of speaking with strangers, trolling, bullying and video game addiction.
It might not be great news for gamers who play titles that tend to attract younger audiences, such as Epic Games’ Fortnite, but it could help crack down on toxicity in gaming.
Fortnite, which is already…