Supercell, a Tencent-owned mobile game developer most famous for creating Clash of Clans, has teamed up with not-for-profit organisation Internet Matters to help make the online gaming environment safer for children.
The pair will work together to provide families with advice and resources about how they can help their children to navigate the mobile gaming world safely. These resources will be provided in English, Mandarin, French, Spanish, and German.
A recent Internet Matters survey found that gaming is the one of the most concerning activities for parents when it comes to how their child users their screen time, coming second to ‘watching videos’. The biggest worry within gaming itself is contact from strangers – with 49 per cent of parents concerned.
“Internet Matters is an expert in empowering parents,” said Jessica Hollmeier, anti-fraud and user safety lead at Supercell. “We are excited that with this partnership we will address parents’ need for resources that help them ensure their children consume games in a healthy, fun and responsible way.”
Carolyn Bunting, CEO of Internet Matters, added: “With the rise of online and mobile gaming we’ve seen a real demand from parents who want to know more about how to manage their children’s online gaming and keep them safe whilst playing. We are delighted to be working with an organisation who is on the cutting edge of mobile gaming technology that shares our vision for improving children’s digital wellbeing.”
Internet Matters’ partnership with Supercell is the latest its recent drive to keep children safe and well when navigating the entire online world. It follows recent partnerships with Three, Samsung, and TikTok.