UNICEF has published a set of recommendations for the games industry, designed to guide and support game developer studios and publishers through a process of incorporating child rights considerations throughout their business activities.

“We welcome the UNICEF guidance document helping industry associations, formal and non-formal educational institutions and game developer studios and publisher to mainstream child right considerations,” said Jari-Pekka Kaleva, COO of the European Games Developer Federation.

The Recommendations for the Online Gaming Industry on Assessing Impact on Children – compiled with extensive inputs from the industry – highlight some of the key child rights considerations for online gaming companies of all kinds, from game developers, publishers, distributors, platforms, esports companies and streaming services.