Get Smart About P.L.A.Y.

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These Get Smart About P.L.A.Y. resources have been developed in collaboration with Ask About Games, to raise learners' understanding of safe and sensible play. This scheme of work is bursting with expertise and insightful information to equip learners with information about key topics around modern games - including age ratings, in-game spend and managing screen time - to ensure they are ready to play in a healthy way.

Within, you'll find lesson packs which cover PEGI ratings, financial literacy, setting ground rules and developing online resilience. Each of these lessons are embedded into scenarios that are relevant to students current interests while teaching vital skills for the adult world.

While the curriculum material within this scheme of work is suitable for all ages, please be aware that the video games used in this context are rated PEGI 3, PEGI 7 and PEGI 12 which means they are suitable for ages listed only. For more information about PEGI ratings, please visit Ask About Games or the Video Standards Council Rating Board.

If you have any questions about the resource, please get in touch with the team: dsh@ukie.org.uk.

Guidance for teachers

Suitable for: Key stage 2 (KS2), key stage 3 (KS3), key stage 4 (KS4)

Our resources are created with you and your students in mind. Not only are they outside-the-box, creative and brain-boosting fun, but we always ensure our content stays relevant. Our network of academic masterminds and video games practitioners enable us to keep delivering free content that is aligned to the UK computing curriculum and that is relevant to current industry best practice. We think you're going to love our approach to Computer Science. We've even got the evidence to prove it. 

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Guidance for parents & carers

If you're looking to raise your awareness of the online world, visit Taming Gaming's First Steps into Online Video Games for parents and carers. 


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