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.

Online Game: Introduction
Learn about the dangers of Online Gaming and Game Consols from Internet Safety 101.

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

Online Gaming Tips for Kids, Teens and Tweens
Make sure you know how to protect yourself and your personal information while playing online.