4 Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe
Among Us is the latest video game sensation — do you know if it’s safe for your children to be playing? Nexus IT Consultants’ CEO Earl Foote recently appeared on KSL Radio’s Dave & Dujanovic to discuss simple ways to reduce the risk of online gaming for young children.
Even if they aren’t, they probably have a friend who is. This online game has taken the world by storm, with 42 million downloads in the first half of September alone.
If it’s just a matter of time before your kids start playing the game, take this opportunity to learn more about it and how to reduce the potential risks it poses to your children.
For an overview of the game and discussion of safety tips, check out this recent episode of Dave & Dujanovic on KSL Radio, featuring Nexus IT Consultants’ CEO Earl Foote
Among Us is an online multiplayer game, which tasks players with maintaining a spaceship while trying to determine which one of their crewmates is a bloodthirsty monster. Players must investigate, interrogate and bluff each other to identify the monster and eject it into outer space, or else the monster wins.
It’s a relatively simple concept, tied together in an engaging game that’s free-to-play. For all these reasons, it has become immensely popular over the past two months.
As with any pop culture sensation, it’s important for parents to understand what it’s about, and whether it’s appropriate or safe for children.
Despite being a game about a monster taking out spaceship crew members one by one, Among Us features very little gore, violence or blood, relying on a cartoonish animated style.
The primary concern about safety with Among Us is due to the fact that it’s an online game, which leads to potential risks:
As always, try to keep the lines of communication open with your children regarding the online games they play, and their Internet habits. The better you understand the games they play, and the better they understand the potential risks, the safer their experience will be.