First and foremost, check out demos and tests of specialized sites and, if necessary, ask vendors for advice. Check the information on the packaging of video games or game platforms, especially the PEGI pictograms. This is a reliable indication to check whether the content is suitable for your child or not. Also read the warnings of manufacturers of consoles and video games, especially on 3D display strongly inadvisable to less than 6 years. Stay close to the youngest when they play. This will allow you to take a look at the content and limit the playing time. You can also use parental control tools (free) on all your screens (TV, console (s), computer, smartphone, tablet) to filter content by age. To help you, check out our tutorials.
Like using nicks, and not to divulge personal information, especially on social networking games or online. Learn the importance of the concept of e-reputation and privacy, so that it pays attention. Advise him to remain cautious, not to take everything for cash and especially not to respond to appointments made by a stranger met during a party (recruitment, pedophilia). Remind him that the rules of courtesy are also appropriate, that insults, harassment, illegal downloading are prohibited, as are, for him, games of chance and money. Remember that as a parent or legal guardian, you would be held responsible for his / her offenses and subject to penalties.
No video game 1h before going to bed to facilitate falling asleep. Have him take regular breaks when the game can not be saved. Adopt certain precautionary principles: a good position to relieve your spine, neck, wrists and thumbs. Get used to the regular cleaning of screens, levers and keyboards, real nests with microbes. Finally, always make sure to maintain a balance between play, school, sport and other activities of the child (see Pedagames)
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