The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has launched its Parent Hub website, designed to give parents of young gamers additional information about the world of safe online gaming.
Features of the website include a gaming glossary and guides, which help parents better understand the mechanics of the games their children are playing.
Kev Clelland, director of operations at YGAM said: “Our priority is safeguarding children and young people growing up in the online galaxy of gaming. 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 website launch is in keeping with YGAM’s commitment to greater education in the gaming world, after earlier this month it demanded that education support be included in the Gambling Act Review.
Head of delivery for YGAM’s parent program Amanda Atkinson added: “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.”