My friends and I keep talking about finding a way to play bingo one night at a local church of bingo hall or having a “family game night” as a play date or party. We think it would be a fun way to spend some time together and maybe even win a little money while playing a game that even our kids enjoy. But we never quite get around to planning it. There is always something in the way like work, homework, sick kids, and husbands working. But we found a way that we could play a variety of games online and compete against each other.
There are few tips to use to stay safe when you are playing games online:
- Look for sites that can allow you to sign up for free. That way you can try it before you buy it and you aren’t out any money or your credit card numbers.
- Make sure any sites that you are playing games on monitors and moderates the games to make sure that they are played fairly.
- If you are allowing the children to play (or even when you are playing games online) be careful in your chat room discussions. Sure it’s fun to make friends but sometimes “friends” can get a little too friendly. Monitor what and who your children are “playing” with both on and off screen.
- Look for customer service that actually services the site. I have had problems with some games on Facebook as the “coins” are used or an auto amount was charged to my credit card. That took far too much time to fix.
- Make sure you are using your highest levels of security to avoid malware, Trojans and viruses.
- Use strong passwords and protect your financial information, especially your credit card. You can use services like Roboform or even autofill to help you avoid saving it to the game sites server.
Playing games online can be a fun way of socializing, and it can be a safe Internet activity if you use the basic rules of internet security and use the tools available to you to stay safe.