July 25, 2021

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UK charity uses video games to help children reconnect with their estranged parents

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While the gaming industry is under more external scrutiny than ever as it deals with complaints about loot boxes and addiction courtesy of tabloid hysteria, a UK charity is using video games to help children reconnect with their estranged parents.

As reported in the Slough Express, the Louis Baylis Trust has awarded Church Street Child Contact Centre a modest grant of just under £700 to purchase consoles and video games to give children a safe, relaxing space and enable them to play with their family members by way of “an effective icebreaker”.

While most of its funding is ring-fenced for core running costs, this additional award permits the charity to buy the games and equipment it says it needs to help families learn to communicate and work together.

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