Computer games

Computer and online games are firmly anchored in the life of children and young people. The virtual worlds hold a great fascination. At the same time uncertainty often reigns for adults, about their effects on children and adolescents, but the game world is very diverse.
Computer and online games are firmly anchored in the life of children and young people. The virtual worlds hold a great fascination. At the same time uncertainty often reigns for adults, about their effects on children and adolescents, but the game world is very diverse.
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Also the distinction has to be made today between computer and online games. In addition to the traditional game, which is played on a PC or the console, online games are becoming increasingly popular. These games can be played almost everywhere via the Internet, even with Smartphones. Especially the so-called “browser games” avoid statutory age identification, which makes qualified media educational accompaniment all the more important.

Meanwhile, in particular multiplayer online games exert huge attraction on the players. The game genres are highly diverse and that makes it hard for many adults to maintain an overview. This means that adults need meaningful information about computer and online games, to assess their children's behavior. For example, the statutory youth media protection and youth protection systems, technical filters that prevent access to some games, do offer assistance. This alone, however, does not offer sufficient protection and can’t replace qualified media-savvy accompaniment of children and young people.