Play is an important part of the lives of children and adolescents today and those with experience of living in care are no exception. They offer children and young people opportunities for entertainment, relationships, learning and development. However, there are also risks to their safety, mental and physical health to be considered.
Supervising Children’s education and gaming: What you need to know
Interacting with others online through multiplayer games has become an integral part of the lives of many children and adolescents. Any game that has a sharing function or chats via voice or text can expose children and young people to online damage such as cyberbullying, abuse and exploitation.
For many children and young people, online gaming is a place to play and socialize.Children can use this to maintain friendships or make new ones. This can be mainly important for children and young people who are more socially isolated from their friends due to their care experience. Parents and carers must be aware that abusers can use voice or text features in games to isolate players and break their trusted relationships.
The advantages of online games for children’s education
Online gaming kids can connect, create, and share with others online. This offers a number of benefits that can boost their well-being.
Acquire social skills
Play, chat and collaborate with other players around the world to develop social skills and digital citizenship.
Develop problem-solving skills
Hand-eye coordination, listening, and problem-solving can all be improved. Children can find out the reason behind no module named pip windows while installing python packages.
Tools are available to help children and teenagers develop their own games or make modifications to existing games to enable creativity and learning. You can buy these games online and generate little income.
Coping with stress
The immersive nature of the majority of games gives kids and teens a chance to enjoy downtime and escape reality. In some cases, you can use games to help children reduce stress.
Find a community of like-minded people
Games and interest groups are useful ways for experienced children and youth to find both a voice and a community to participate in. In such groups, children and young people can decide whether or not to share their care status.