Free Online Gaming Club for Kids

Rules and Guidlines

Parents must remain aware and engaged while children are signed in to any gaming session or camp. The club does not provide supervision or child care of any sort. Please be fully present with your child the way you would if you were taking your child to attend any event where they are playing with other children. Please ensure that your child is respectful and appropriate at all times and has what they need to enjoy a great game with friends for the entire session.

Please take precautions to maintain your child’s online privacy. All accounts must be held, managed, and maintained by the parent, guardian, or person over 13 years of age. When you do this please practice smart online engagement skills, including but not limited to these essentials;

  • The internet is a public space. We suggest using gamer names and not giving any personally identifying information to anyone you do not know personally.
  • Some games may require you to share your personal gamer name or connect with other kids in a server. Be sure not to provide anything that might be used to access your personal information.
  • Don’t use your real name as your gamer name.
  • Don’t share your address or email, or phone number, or SSN or any other personal identifying information with anyone you don’t know well and trust and have the permissions and knowledge of a parent or guardian (if you are under 18, or to be honest, even if you are over 18 too.)
  • Don’t give or send money to anyone through this club. If we have a fundraiser or other group activity that has a cost associated, we will vet it and share it as a group so you know that it is legitimate.
  • Keep our club private and respect the privacy of our friends and other players. It is always required to get another person’s permission to share any images of them, and it goes without saying that you may not stream anyone else’s video or images or Zoom or anything else without their explicit permission that includes a written release to ensure everyone knows what the agreement is and that all participants are comfortable with the level of sharing that happens with their likeness.
  • Trust your gut. If something feels off, or if you experience something concerning, tell the group. We will always do everything in our power to ensure the safety of all of our club members, and the only way we can do that is if you feel empowered to communicate any concerns you have. Please know that we are listening, and we will not ignore your concerns. You can also use our contact form to report personal problems anonymously.

These are three essential concepts that cover most of our core rules in a simple format.

01
Be Kind
Kindness is essential, and it can be harder to achieve than you might think. Kindness is more than treating others the way you would want to be treated. Kindness is exercising empathy for others and treating them with equity and respect, regardless of race, religion, gender, age, or ability.

02
Be Safe
The internet is an inherently dangerous place for people of all ages. For that reason, we require all club members and their parents or guardian to read or understand and follow all safety protocols regarding protecting personal information and protecting mental health online.

03
Supervision Required
We are not alone, and together we are safer, especially when students have the support and supervision of a parent or guardian. Please treat any connection your child makes with the internet like a public space that requires your presence and supervision to ensure their safety. 13 is the minimum age you can be to have an account, but really a trusted adult parent or guardian should be involved and aware of anything a young person is doing online even over 13.