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Gaming & Apps - What parents need to know

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Call of Duty Black Ops 3. Snapchat. Grand Theft Auto V. Assassin's Creed. XCOM2. Super Mario Maker. Instagram... Some of the hottest and most played games and apps around at the moment. But which ones should your child be allowed to play? How as a parent can you find out what you should let your child use?


Help is at hand. There is a superb American website called Common Sense Media which reviews a huge selection of games, apps, books, films, websites and more. It tells you age limits and most importantly, what the content or potential use and risks looks like from a parental point of view. If you think Grand Theft Auto V is just a game about cars, or that Instagram poses no risks to children, check out the reviews at

Get the inside track on the things which your kids think are trending.