British Esports and NSPCC secure multi-year partnership

British Esports announces expansion of NSPCC partnership
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National esports body British Esports has secured a multi-year strategic partnership with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

The new partnership will see the two parties work together to create a parent’s guide to help adults understand esports better, as well as other initiatives and projects.

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According to British Esports, the new deal resulted from a previous collaboration with NSPCC, which saw both entities create a conference focused on safeguarding practices in esports and gaming.

British Esports and NSPCC noted that one of the main collaborative projects planned is the creation of a parent’s guide that will help adults better understand esports and gaming. Moreover, the two organisations will work on the implementation of safeguarding initiatives such as coaching guidance, streamer best practices, and others.

In addition, the two parties will work together to create a ‘longer-term vision and plan’ to support British Esports and NSPCC’s ambition in ‘several areas’. This includes working with esports organisations in the UK to raise awareness of the well-being of children and putting this message at the forefront of their policies.

The Child Protection in Sport Unit of the NSPCC, which focuses on protecting children in the world of sports, plans to also have its model translated to esports during the course of this partnership

Sir Peter Wanless, CEO of NSPCC, commented: “Esports arenas are clearly where an increasing number of children are spending time. We are partnering with the British Esports Federation, the UK’s national body for esports, so together we can help keep children safe whilst enabling them to enjoy the benefits of esports and wider technologies in ways which enhance their childhoods and future lives positively.” 

Ivan Šimić
Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.