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Research released by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner highlights the dangers of kids and online multiplayer games.

The research by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner shows 6 in 10 young people play multiplayer games.

Of these, approximately 17% or 200,000+ young Australians, experienced in-game bullying in a 12 month period.

How young people deal with bullying during online gaming includes:

42 % turned off the chat function
41% ignored the bullying
38% stopped playing games with the bully

It is recommended that parents turn OFF the chat function when children are play games online.

Has your child been bullied while playing an online game?

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  • Nope no online game bullying, no online games for my kids either. There’s plenty of other games to play, online is unecessary

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  • No issues here because we don’t play online games

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  • No bad experiences here thankfully!

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  • No my kids haven’t experience online bullying while playing online games.

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  • The only game my daughter plays online is Minecraft and she never had experiences.

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