Online gaming can be a lot of fun and relieving. It is also a brilliant way to make friends around and world and compete with them in a most fun-loving way. However, you should understand that the ‘online’ factor is not free from risks. There can be different types of harassment, dangers, and cyber bullying and online predators who can bring different threats to you if you do not implement the safety measures.
The risk increases because you generally make virtual friends whom you have never met in person. If you are avid gamer, you may be aware of this fact. However, novice players may not have the idea. Read the articles to know how to be safe while playing online games.
- Avoid Exposing Your True Identity
You need to protect your true identity from the virtual world. When you are creating an account in any online gaming site, make sure to keep it anonymous. You should also not post your real picture with the account. Your real name or picture will help the predators identify you easily.
- Avoid Revealing Any Personal Information
Avoid posting any personal information like age, gender or birth of date in every online gaming site. Phone number, addresses should also not be posted. This will be easier for the cyber bullying team to target you.
- Block the Suspect
If you find it uncomfortable to play with a particular player or find anything suspicious, you can always block the player. If you face any type of abuse, you can immediately report the profile as well. Make sure to inform your friend and ask them to report the profile so that no one else suffers the same harassment in future.
These are three prime safety tips that you need to undertake whenever you play online games and make sure no harassment or bullying is encountered by you.