Could you be inviting a predator into your child’s life through online gaming?

This source of escape and entertainment is so common for kids, in fact 84% of teens say they have a game console at home or have access to one (pew research). But this could also spell out online grooming and exploitation for your child – so how can you encourage them to navigate it safely?

We asked Liz Almquist, chat monitor for one of the top gaming apps, Minecraft, to give us the scoop on what gaming looks like these days for kids, what kinds of messages she flags as grooming, and her recommendations for best safety practices online.