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To encourage parents to play video games with their kids, Vodafone UK are giving away a console and a game of their choice to one lucky Mumsnetter
A survey conducted by Vodafone UK found that parents are failing to understand their kids’ gaming habits – with 65% admitting they know less about gaming than their kids do, and half admitting to not knowing the age rating of the video games in their household.
To help bridge the knowledge gap, Vodafone UK has launched its inaugural #FamilySquad initiative with celebrity mums Tess Daly and Sally Phillips, who were taught to game with YouTube star and gaming expert Ali A at a special bootcamp.
The bootcamp aimed to help parents learn to play games, as well as understand gaming from their child’s perspective, so that they can ensure they are both safe and responsible whilst gaming online.
Online gamer and YouTube and CBBC star, Ali A, was chief coach for Vodafone’s gaming bootcamp.
The #FamilySquad received a fast-track coaching session in how to play video games, as well as some top tips for family gaming at home. These included advice on staying safe online, and the importance of superfast home broadband. There were lots of laughs during the bootcamp but some serious messages too; one of Ali’s key tips is to get involved with your children’s online games – if you know what they are doing you are better placed to help keep them safe.
YouTuber Ali A, 24, known for his gaming videos, said: “The guys were great, and showed real promise – or at least they promised to pass on tips to their kids. One of the cardinal sins in gaming is dropping out of a game at a vital moment. So make sure you have reliable and superfast broadband. I recommend Vodafone because it guarantees a minimum speed.”
Watch Ali A putting Tess Daly and Sally Phillips through their gaming paces with Vodafone’s #FamilySquad:
The Vodafone Home Broadband Ultimate Speed Guarantee is available across all Vodafone Home Broadband packages – meaning that you and your kids’ gaming experiences will be uninterrupted. The Vodafone Broadband app makes it quick and easy to check sync speed so customers always know what speed they are getting.
If you would like more advice on responsible gaming, download Vodafone’s Digital Parenting magazine.
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Competition closes 15 May 2018. T&Cs apply.