Online Gaming

For most children being able to play games online is one of the main reasons why they spend so long in front of a screen.

For many parents this is the area that causes them most concern. Which games are acceptable? What are the risks? How is technology changing and how does this put my child at risk?

This section of our website will look to share information and links that will allow all of our parents to be informed about the risks of online gaming and so make informed decisions.

Types of online games

Game styles and genres change rapidly so it is hard to be precise but currently there are four main types of games played online.
  • Minigames/ Browser games
  • Advergames
  • Network games
  • Massively Multiplayer Games
To learn more about each, check out








Common Sense Media

A must visit site for anyone who wants to know all about that game that you are being pestered to buy or to learn more about the latest online craze. Common Sense review games from a parents perspective to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. Also includes parents reviews and comments to make you aware of other problems they may have encountered.


Ask About Games

A site dedicated to keeping families safe when gaming online. Packed with information and useful guides to all the key issues.




PEGI Quick Guides

Worried about a particular new game and if it is suitable? Check out Family Gamer TV's handy PEGI Quick Guide videos.

Also check out the official PEGI Online website for more information about game ratings.