In this module we will take a general look at one of the most popular online activities of children, gaming. This module is not about specific games, but predominantly about why children play games, the types of games they play and some of the concerns.   

Types of Online Games

The main categories for online games are represented below by an image with accompanying text underneath. Learn about each platform by slowly dragging the selector to the right until you have familiarised yourself with this important topic:

Risks of Online Games

The following graphic contains a number of images and corresponding risks of online games. Click the “turn” button at the bottom centre of the image card to reveal the information. Then proceed through each of the remaining risks by selecting the blue arrow at the bottom right of each card:

Internet Gaming Disorder

Now let’s take a look at the condition known as “Internet Gaming Disorder“. Select the left and right arrows underneath the image to advance through key areas of information contained on each the slides: