ELSPA to increase online safety awareness
Downloadable leaflet designed to educate parents and promote online security
Industry trade body ELSPA has designed a leaflet to promote online safety with the help of Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft.
The Good Online Gaming Guide will be available as a PDF from askaboutgames.com, and is launched to support the annual EU-funded InSafe's Safer Internet Day, held on Tuesday February 10.
"Child safety has always been the most important issue for the games industry and in an online world it is even more vital than ever," offered Andy Payne, chairman of ELSPA.
"Parental knowledge, engagement and encouragement - as well as safe and social gaming - can all help children develop, while we want to ensure they are better aware and protected in an increasingly popular online environment."
The parental section of the guide covers how to explain the online environment to children, while the children's section contains advice on inappropriate communication and cyber bullying.