MoE Advisory On Online Gaming

No in-game purchases sans parental consent, avoid real names

New Delhi, Dec 10 : Not allowing in-game purchases without parental consent, avoiding credit or debit cards registration on apps for subscriptions, using screen name (avatar) that does not reveal their real name and installing internet gateway at home with features like monitoring, logging and controlling the types of content that the children can access, are among the do’s and don’ts listed in the Ministry of Education’s advisory on safe online gaming.

Noting that closure of schools due to COVID-19 pandemic has increased the use of mobile and internet by children and ultimately online gaming addiction, the advisory for parents and teachers on ‘Chidlren’s safe online gaming’ has been issued by MoE to enable parents and teachers in educating them for necessary action, ensuring effective use in overcoming all online gaming downsides with the associated mental and physical stress to children.

“Playing games leads to a serious gaming addiction which has been considered as a gaming disorder.

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