Millions of gaming systems are sold every year, especially around the holidays. With that in mind, I wanted to take this time to talk to you a little bit about gaming safely.
All types of predators use many avenues to try to achieve their goal. Please keep a few of these suggestions in mind when gaming or allowing your children to game.
- Actively supervise your children’s game time and make sure they have strong passwords and you know what those passwords are.
- Make sure that you and your children know how to report and/or block cyberbullies. The Terms of Service usually has instructions on how to file a complaint on another player.
- Never reveal any personal information and use an avatar instead of a real photo of yourself.
- Many gaming systems have parental control features, please use them.
- Enact a “No Downloads without Permission” Policy.
Thank you for helping keep Mississippi County safe.
Sheriff Aubry D. Cook