Online Gaming

Internet games are played online via the Internet. They are distinct from video and computer games in that they are normally platform independent, relying solely on client-side technologies (normally called 'plugins').

Examples:

Some of the more popular games include World of War Craft, Halo, Half Life, and StarCraft. XBOX LIVE provides teens many opportunities to play online games with others.

Stay Safe:

Here are some recommended rules that can help you as parents keep your children safer when they are playing online games:

Additional Resources:

Learn More about Gaming
Information, tips and discussion starters about online gaming from NetSmartz.

What's New Online - Gaming
Information for Teens about gaming from ThinkUKnow.

Best Game Recommendations
Get a list of recommended games that are age appropriate.

Online Gaming Tips for Parents
It’s fun for kids to connect with others, but they also need to understand how to protect themselves so gaming remains an enjoyable activity.