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Enjoying gaming safely and getting the most out of it, whatever the platform.

What are the moral and psychological effects of your child playing a violent video game? What if your child waves her arms in air, delighted with killing another player and is strutting around the living room like Jack from The Lord of the Flies? You could be forgiven if you think this is a nightmare you just need to wake up from, but the reality is that this is just a snapshot of some of the games that children play online all the time. Violence online and in games can be shocking in some cases, and as a parent, you are not alone if you worry about the growing concern around young children being desensitised to the violence depicted in games.

As a parent you may worry about how to balance screentime with physical play, whether you should buy your kid an Xbox or a PS4, whether ‘TV time’ and ‘gaming time’ is a help or a hindrance. How true is that childhood obesity is linked to gaming? How can we keep children safe online when they play games? Whether gaming can impact childhood epilepsy or other health problems? Which are the best math games for kids, which games for kids or children’s toys and gadgets are the most beneficial for your child and all manner of gaming issues you might want to discuss with other parents and experts on Quibly.

Gaming benefits versus drawbacks

Lots of parents remark that they wish they had all this fun technology when they were growing up, and many a parent remembers how playing ‘Asteroids’, ‘Space Invaders’ and even math games for kids, which helped them think quicker and improved alertness.

While there are so many fun games online, and these can keep kids occupied, how do you balance that with other forms of entertainment and outdoors activities? Do you know which games are the best to combine entertainment with education, how to balance screen time with physical play or all about the latest gaming health issues to affect our young ones? How are your interests as a parent being compromised by the corporate gaming lobby? These are just some of the questions being tackled on Quibly.

If you have insights to share then please use the Quibly community as a platform for discussion, and helpful advice. Whether it’s information about kids games online, child social skills games, cheap tablets, social communication or if you’re wondering if there are any maths games online that can help children who haven’t even celebrated their first birthday, then Quibly has the answers. For birthday and Christmas gifts, we have plenty of ideas for the best toys and gadgets, consoles and games on the market. If you want to make sure any toys and games you buy are educational as well as enjoyable, this is the place for you.

Find answers on Quibly!

For parents, accessing Quibly questions and answers is a great way to learn how to make the most out of the technology available, while paying attention to the challenges surrounding IT literate and ‘tech savvy’ kids. You can share your own experiences whilst reading the views of experts and other parents. Use this section of Quibly to find out about gaming benefits versus drawbacks of gaming and hot button issues linked to gaming. In addition, Quibly is the place for fascinating insights, gaming analysis and discussions from journalists, professionals and academics. If it is happening in the world of gaming then you’ll find it here. What are you waiting for? Join the conversation.

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Anonymous
Can you block gambling games on Xbox?
Gaming , Safety & Privacy 3 years ago
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Laura Celada
Laura Celada Quib.ly’s Editorial intern London, GB
Can videogames be a cure for nightmares?
Britny Gill: Although it sounds a bit weird, gamers have an increased sense of control and stability in dream. If you've ever been in the middle of a dream when ...
Gaming 3 years ago
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Betim Hamdi
Betim Hamdi XK
So i will buy a gaming pc and i am wondering if i can play online battlefield 4 without lag in us servers cuz im from albania?
Cal: You will not be able to play US-based servers without significant lag.
Gaming 3 years ago
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Anonymous
Anonymous
How much computer time should I let my 10 years old son to get on school nights?
Jamie Chung: Ummm....As a student, I think about an hour each weekends? I think doing it everyday is not good for studying..I once suffered with game addiction! I ...
Gaming 3 years ago
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Holly Seddon
Holly Seddon Editor-in-chief of Quib.ly Kent, UK
Will you buy Mario Kart 8?
Gaming 3 years ago
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Laura Celada
Laura Celada Quib.ly’s Editorial intern London, GB
Which console offers the best family friendly experience?
Олег Кияшко: The best one is the one that technically allows 2 or more players. PS2 and PS3, also xBox and Wii allow, while 3DS and DS don't =.= Another aspect is ...
Gaming 3 years ago
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Holly Seddon
Holly Seddon Editor-in-chief of Quib.ly Kent, UK
Will you buy a PS4 for your family?
Gaming 3 years ago
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Matthew (My Nephews Call Me MattMan)
Matthew (My Nephews Call Me MattMan) social scientist, marketer
What Are The Best Yoga Apps for Children (Ages 4 to 9)?
Holly Seddon: My Little Yoga (iOS and Android) and offers 10 simple poses for children and adults to do together: ...
Gaming , Apps , Mobile 3 years ago
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Laura Celada
Laura Celada Quib.ly’s Editorial intern London, GB
What makes Candy Crush so addictive?
Linda Breneman: I wrote about Candy Crush Saga here --how I believe the game was created using excellent game-design principles. One of these principles is that it's ...
Child Behaviour , Gaming 3 years ago
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Laura Celada
Laura Celada Quib.ly’s Editorial intern London, GB
Which gadgets can be essentials for your baby's first year?
Cliff Jones: Essnetial? None. Fun and educational? All of them. Because tech goes out of date so quickly, I wouldn't advise buying anything new for your kids. ...
Gaming , Toys & Gadgets , Digital Future 3 years ago
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Quib.ly Parenting + Technology London, UK
What is the one gift that is going to delight under-10s this Christmas?
Gaming , Toys & Gadgets , Mobile 3 years ago
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Frankie Columbu
Frankie Columbu fitness fan and mother of two London, GB
Do your kids enjoy Moshi Monsters Katsuma Unleashed?
Gaming 3 years ago
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Anonymous
Anonymous
How do you handle other kids exposing children to inappropriate games?
Linda Breneman: First of all, you're doing the right thing. Both Call of Duty: Black Ops games are rated M for Mature. That means, in this case, intense violence and ...
Child Behaviour , Gaming 3 years ago
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Steve Jewell
Steve Jewell Technology Wannabe London, GB
What board games will you playing on Christmas day?
Matt Thrower: Depends what ends up under the tree. I'm totally in love with the little models for X-Wing and I'm hoping I might get one or two to add to my ...
Gaming , Toys & Gadgets 3 years ago
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Quib.ly
Quib.ly Parenting + Technology London, UK
Has anyone bought Kinect Sesame Street TV?
Joanne Mallon: Yes we've got this (though I was given it to review rather than buying it). I thought it was great fun and very educational, just as you'd expect ...
Gaming , Toys & Gadgets 3 years ago
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Holly Seddon
Holly Seddon Editor-in-chief of Quib.ly Kent, UK
Do your kids enjoy Moshi Monsters Katsuma Unleashed?
Gaming 3 years ago
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Steve Jewell
Steve Jewell Technology Wannabe London, GB
What are the benefits of a Nexus 7 tablet over other tablets?
David E Gillen: The Nexus7 is a well put together piece of hardware, it is reliable, fast, and has decent storage. The two things I've noticed on cheaper tablets ...
Gaming , Apps 3 years ago
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Scott Collen
Scott Collen Social and Community Geek London, GB
Is the PlayStation 4 good value for money?
David E Gillen: I guess the real question here is what next generation games console is going to be better. Both are fantastic, and while they are each certainly an ...
Gaming 3 years ago
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