GamCare Charity introduces parental guidance on gaming safety. Leading responsible gambling charity GamCare has published new parental guidance on gaming safety.
The charity gave its advice to parents after reviewing studies performed by the Universities of Newcastle and Loughborough on evolving gaming experiences.
GamCare recognised that loot boxes, especially in terms of protecting young audiences from compulsive gaming habits, have become a popular topic for parents, regulators and their researchers.
“The young people who spoke to researchers as part of this project described disappointment, frustration, anger and regret at their loot box purchases, yet they were still driven to purchase again,” GamCare said in its statement.
The safety measures recommended by GamCare to parents and guardians include disabling pop-ups within games, enabling in-app and on-device parental controls, setting passwords for in-game purchases, restricting and /or disabling in-app purchases and setting boundaries – for example a monthly spending limit, as well as a time limit per day for gaming.