The Ultimate Guide to Gaming and Chatroom Safety

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/ultimate-guide-gaming-chatroom-safety/

When kids of our generation said we were playing video games with friends, it meant two or three of us sitting around the TV playing Mario Kart or Tetris. When kids say they’re gaming with friends today, it can mean playing with dozens of friends across the city — or even voice chatting with complete strangers all around the world! If you’re just now realizing this, you’re not alone. Gaming can pose a surprising number of dangers to kids because of their built-in chat features — including cyberbullying, online predators, sextortion, inappropriate content, and more. In this post, we provide…