Dr Lim Boon Leng, psychiatrist at Dr BL Lim Centre for Psychological Wellness at Gleneagles Medical Centre, shares how you can manage your child’s online gaming. • MODERATION IS KEY: Your child’s time online should not be at the expense of more important activities, such as family bonding, schoolwork, time with friends, outdoor play, exercise and rest. Allocate specific times for online gaming and limit these to one to three hours a week – any longer and he could become addicted to gaming. • CHOOSE THE RIGHT GAMES: Look out for age recommendations, and avoid games that have been rated “M” – these are for older players (aged 17 and above) and may contain strong language, sexual content and heavy-duty violence. • DO YOUR RESEARCH: Try out the games yourself to ensure that they are appropriate, read online reviews and get feedback from other parents. • SUPERVISE GAMING SESSIONS: Place the computer or tablet in a common area so that you can keep an eye on your child. Check on him regularly to ensure he is not doing anything inappropriate online.