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Keeping Games Fun and Friendly (UK)

How can I help myself and others be positive and have fun while playing online games?

Social interaction is part of what makes online gaming so popular and engaging for children and young people. Of course, online communication can come with some risks. Show your learners how to keep their gaming experiences fun, healthy and positive.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Define "social interaction" and give an example.
  • Describe the positives and negatives of social interaction in online games.
  • Create an online video game cover that includes guidelines for positive social interaction.
Key Vocabulary: digital media  ·  griefing  ·  social interaction
digital media:
information that comes to us through the internet, often through a tablet, smartphone or laptop
irritating or angering people in video games by being mean or destructive or cheating
social interaction:
talking or messaging with people to develop friendship or community
Relationships & Communication

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips