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Protecting children and young people from the risks of gaming (and not just the obvious ones)



Concerns around online gaming often focus on content, primarily the level of violence and early sexualisation of children. However, as gaming has developed, content is in fact just one of many concerns – others include the sharing of personal data, advertising and privacy issues.

In this note, Professor Andy Phippen and Jennifer Agate discuss concerns and initiatives around gaming by children and young people, drawing on Professor Phippen's discussions with them and other "stakeholders" around online child safety and digital wellbeing issues.

Please click here to view the briefing.

If you require further information on anything covered in this briefing please contact Jennifer Agate or your usual contact in the Child Protection Unit or visit our Child Protection webpage for more information.

This publication is a general summary of the law. It should not replace legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

© Farrer & Co LLP, March 2016

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