Studies and Trends
Keeping up with the latest studies and trends is important to us. At goodbeans, we therefore keep an eye on current trends and share information we gather in our regular surveys.
Your child & the internet
It’s a fact: 70% of all kids between the ages of 6 and 13 play electronic games at least once a week*. With Panfu, you can be safe in the knowledge that your child plays in a certified online environment that is both entertaining and educational. Here are a few tips to make sure your child is always safe and gets the most out of the internet:
- Play together: Accept the fact that your child is enjoying the games. But be sure to show an interest in the games and let your child explain them to you. It’s a great opportunity to bond and helps you to make sure the games are suitable.
- Be informed: Online websites for children often include a parents section, detailing the goals and content of a website. Take a moment to play your child’s game in order to know what you are dealing with.
- Rules: Set up rules for computer use. The younger the child, the shorter the computer time. Be sure to stick with the rules.
- Friends & hobbies: Make sure your child engages in other activities besides computer games. Propose other activities and hobbies. The possibilities are endless: Music school, sports club, going to the park, spending time with friends or fun board games.
- Choice of game: Use online games as an educational platform for your child. Computer games and online destinations that are aimed at children should be free of violence and the content appropriate for children. Look out for security standards (TÜV certificates) and make sure that no private information is asked for.
*Results of a survey among 1,200 children and their mothers named KIM 2003, conducted by German research association Medienpädagogische Forschungsverbund Südwest (MpFS).
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