The Benefits of Digital Play

Getting the most out of Digital Play

For the current generation of 8-12 year olds, digital is an integral part of their everyday lives.  The internet offers them a range of exciting new possibilities for creative development, learning, and fun.

It’s our responsibility as adults to help them navigate this online world safely. But for many parents and carers, keeping up with technology and the digital world within which our children exist can be challenging.

At Boredom Busters, we have harnessed technology to ensure that our children are engaged in positive digital play.  The app and You Tube channel are designed to encourage active play in a safe and moderated environment.  For more information on the measures in place, please visit our FAQ page.

Furthermore, using digital  as a tool allows us to be accessible to all children regardless of location or ability.

Useful Links

If you are viewing the Boredom Busters You Tube channel through the main You Tube site and you’d like to know more about Google’s popular video platform and setting up parental controls, we recommend reading A Parent’s Ultimate Guide to YouTube published by children’s digital media experts Common Sense Media.

Alternatively you can download the You Tube Kids app when viewing the Boredom Busters You Tube channel. For more information about YouTube Kids, check out their parent guide.   

The NSPCC offer some useful advice in their top tips for successful online parenting which can be found here.

For more information about play in Scotland and other resources available, visit www.playscotland.org