"the Gaming world is a place with insults, insults and insults. But also a platform where many young people meet friends, feel safe, and have fun. It shows a new survey from the organization Friends."
"For many young people, mainly guys, offers video and computer games forum where they daily socialize with their friends. But it happens in games is not always positive, according to Helena Meyer, trainers on antimobbningsorganisationen Friends."
"– We have received a huge number of free-text responses. The young people write things like:
"One-third have been violated"
"the Investigation has been made of the company Novus and is based on 301 interviews with 13-19-year-olds who play video and computer games with or against others. 79 per cent of those surveyed said they were guys. One-third of respondents say that they have become vulnerable to violations when they played."
"– It is common that young people have their own strategies to deal with violations on the web, they may not know they want to talk with adults. They do not have the confidence or are afraid of the consequences, " says Helena Meyer."
"She points out, however, that it is not so simple as to say that the climate in the tv and video games always are abusive or that it is a harmful environment."
" What we're seeing is a very nuanced picture. Many of the respondents say that it is a hard attitude on the internet, but it is something that they feel is normal. It is something we also see in our work in the schools, " she says."
"88 percent of those who responded say that they play with or against other at least once a week."
"– What we can see is the dedication. It is mostly young guys who are playing, and this is their social media, it is here they meet their friends. This gives a picture of what experience they have of the environment in which they are staying every day, " says Helena Meyer."
"For many parents, it can be difficult to put oneself in the children's playing, and to keep up with the development of both the technical aspects and expression."
"– If the parents have a child who plays, they have really expert at home. The most important thing is to listen and to take an interest in and go into it and be as open-minded as possible. Question what is fun. Be careful with adding in valuing words, that you become dependent or that it is osocialt. It is an interest that everything else. So was responsive and interested, " says Helena Meyer."
"the Investigation is conducted by Novus on behalf of the organization Friends. 301 children and young people between 13-19 years from Novus Sverigepanel have implemented webbintervjuer."
"79 percent of the respondents were boys, 56 percent were between the ages of 13-15 years. 88% say that they play with and against others at least once a week, 43 percent play every day."
the "80 percent answer that the game means entertainment for them, 57 percent say that it means contact with friends."
"the 30 per cent say that they at some time be victims of a violation when they played, in nine cases out of ten, it is for those who are the victims of hurtful or nasty comments."
"the Investigation is completed via webbintervjuer in the Novus randomly recruited and representative Sverigepanel. The survey has been sent to parents who have given their agreement and asked their children if they want to participate."