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18.30 GMT 28-11-2019

 British parents are clueless when it comes to video games – according to their own children

Hyperoptic, the UK’s largest Gigabit full fibre provider, has released new research looking at the gaming habits of 1,000 children aged 8 to 17. It found that three in five pointed out their mum and dad’s lack of gaming knowledge.

More than half of children said they have been left frustrated by parents’ attempts to speak to them while they are in the middle of a game – because they don’t understand that they can’t pause it. Three in 10 have also had the ‘embarrassment’ of parents talking to them during the game without realising their online friends can hear every word.

Only one in 10 describe their mum’s gaming knowledge as ‘brilliant’ compared to a sixth who think this of their dad. However, a tenth think their father is ‘totally clueless’ while a quarter refer to their mother’s understanding as ‘not very good’.

Charles Davies, MD ISP at Hyperoptic, which commissioned the research, said: “Parents are surrounded by video games nowadays but often don’t fully grasp what’s going on, or how important gaming is to their children.

 

 Hyperoptic B2C  

28-11-2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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