E-Safety: Gaming

The threats of gaming

This is a page about being safe and having fun while playing online games.

Some games incorporate players from around the globe. Sometimes in these multiplayer games you may encounter a few problems. This page will give you tips and advice to resolve these problems so that you can enjoy these games without any worries.

Stranger Danger

When you play on multiplayer games, you aren't as safe as you think. Some people can pretend to be your friend, while others can try to blackmail you. In this short video, we show you a scenario and what to do when this happens.

Moral of the story

If this happens to you:

  1. Don't respond.
  2. Tell a responsible, trusted adult (or friend).
  3. Block and report them.

Inappropriate Behavior

Here is a sequence of pictures showing what to do when someone else posts an inappropriate message or photo that affects you or someone you know online.

Someone asks you to see a photo

The photo was inappropriate

The child told her parents (or someone she trusts)

The adult got the player reported and blocked


Cyber-bullying can happen in gaming if someone is mean towards you or tries to make you do something you don't want to do. We have created a comic to show you this type of situation and what you should do if this happens.

The Gamers