Programme Introduction

This programme is designed to equip parents and caregivers with knowledge of the importance of keeping children safe online while they are gaming. The programme is designed for parents and caregivers who have little to no knowledge of gaming, or effective child online protection methods and strategies. 

After having completed this programme, parents and caregivers will have a better understanding of the risks and benefits of gaming for children, and be equipped with practical strategies they can implement to keep their children safe.

This programme was developed in collaboration with AESA, the National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders, and the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention.

The content is presented in slide format.  Click Enter to open up the slide pack. You navigate the slides using the Previous and Next Buttons.  We recommend you use headphones for better audio quality. 

The programme learning path is as follows:

  1. Introduction to the programme
  2. What is Gaming?
  3. What are Esports and Tournaments?
  4. Common Gaming Devices
  5. Types of Games
  6. Gaming Risks to Children
  7. Gaming Benefits to Children
  8. Communicating while gaming 
  9. What Does South African Legislation  Say about Protecting children Online?
  10. Effective Strategies
  11. Resource page