Play nice with others!
Too much gaming can affect your school or social life. It is important that if you chat with other gamers, you protect your privacy and don’t share personal or private information.
Know the basics
- Limit your game play time.
- Make time offline for your friends, your favourite sports and other activities.
- If another player is behaving badly or making you uncomfortable, block them from your players list.
- Report poor behaviour to the game site operator.
- Keep personal details private.
- Respect others in the game.
- Be aware of game classifications and age restrictions.
Online gambling comes in many forms, from lottery tickets, betting on sporting games and racing,to card games like poker. There are many games and social media applications that look like gamblingwebsites that ask you to pay money to play or access features. You need to be aware that some online games are actually considered to be gambling sites and are designed to make money for the company providing the service, not the user.If you are under the age of 18 years old, gambling is an illegal activity whether your play online or offline. It’s always best to ask your parents or a trusted adult to check the game or website before you play or pay.
- Gambling online is a risky business, you could lose your shirt or worse.
- Always read the terms and conditionsof a website before paying to play a game online.
- Be aware that some game sites may look very similar to legitimate online gambling sites.
Make sure you know what you are getting for your money if you do pay for games online.
If you want to talk about a problem with online gaming, you can call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800
, or visit their website