Childrens Games

Challenging Pre-conceptions in Children's Online Gaming

Stephanie Ashby | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Tech
Stephanie Ashby

Were children any less at risk 40 years ago when they played out on the streets? At least if children are playing at home they are not wandering around town, exposed to the increasing volume (and speed) of traffic and unsavoury characters.

Kids Have No Idea About Money in This Digital Age; We Need to Make It Real Again

Dave Wallace | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

My children have no qualms about spending seven quid on buying imaginary 'jewels' for their dragons for a game. Spending seven pounds on my credit card, I should add. As their focus is fixed solely on completing the game...

App Store Bill Shock, How You Can Protect Your Kids

Sean Vanderdasson | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Tech
Sean Vanderdasson

Danny Kitchen, a 5 year-old from Bristol, racked up a bill of £1700 in less than 10 minutes. He'd been buying bombs in the 'free' app Zombies vs. Ninja at £69.99 per pack. He bought 19, as well as various other bonuses. When asked what happened Danny said, "I'm not sure how I did it, I thought it was free."

The iPad, Not Xbox or PlayStation, Is the King of Kids' Games

Patrick Garratt | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Tech
Patrick Garratt

My son, Lloyd, loves video games. He's four years old. My other two children enjoy them, but Lloyd's enamoured. His first love was Mario. Whenever he asks if we can deal Bowser another crushing blow, however, what he really means is that he wants to watch me; he can't do it himself.

Addictive Games Are 'Luring Young Into Violent Fantasy World'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Violent and addictive computer games are luring youngsters into a fantasy world of drugs, murder and crime, a union leader warned on Wednesday. It ...

Lego The Movie? What Child's Play!

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Skeoch

In a world full of shimmering gems of nostalgia - offering so much more than the boxy logic of Lego, why couldn't we have a celluloid interpretation of something more inspiring? Listen up, producers of America, I'm pitching...