Online safety / September 09, 2022

Navigating video games with your kids

Nimmi Kanji

Nimmi Kanji

Director - Social Purpose Programs, For Good and TELUS Wise

A family plays video games together on the couch

If you’re a parent of school-aged kids, there’s a good chance you’ve had a conversation about video games with your child. I have an 11 and 14 year-old and this past summer has seen many conversations and negotiations around why games like Minecraft are good for them, and how much time they’re allowed to play for. Whether it’s a plea to download the hottest new game everyone's playing, or a frustrated conversation about why they should get “just five more minutes”, I can relate.

When it comes to video game play, how much is too much? And what else should parents keep in mind to help their kids have a positive experience?

As is the case with most things, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. Our TELUS Wise guide, Helping our kids safely navigate video games, is a great resource for parents, offering tips on everything from content to screen time to cyberbullying, and more. Download the guide to learn how you can help your kids maintain a safe and healthy relationship with video games and make them a fun part of family life as well.

Tags:
Apps & gaming
Kids & tech
Safe digital habits
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