Gaming can play a positive role in your child’s social life. It’s a space that can help them build social skills through interactivity with other players.
They can connect, engage and compete with others as well as develop and maintain friendships with people they’ve met online or friends they may know in person.
But sadly online games can also be another space where cyberbullying can happen. This can look like other players sending or posting negative or hurtful messages, excluding or ganging up on other players and using the game as a tool of harassment.
As a parent you can play a role in helping to prevent bullying within games.