The impact of video games

Tue 12 February 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
For parents of children aged 8-12

Boroondara Room
8 Inglesby Road
Camberwell VIC 3124
Australia

Free
Accessible
02/12/2019 7:00pm 02/12/2019 8:30pm The impact of video games "How long should I let my child play?”  “How do I know which games are good for my child?” “How do I keep my child safe from harm?"   In this session Steven Dupon, Director of the Institute of Games and founder of videogames.org.au will provide parents with practical strategies and useful advice on how to to keep video games fun, safe and healthy for their children.   Key topics will include: why video games are so captivating: dopamine, brain development, rewards schedules whether playing violent video games leads to increased aggression in real life how video games fit in today’s youth culture, compared to when we were young opportunities and benefits associated with gaming cyber-safety tips differences between problematic and normal gaming behaviour local support available to parents if needed This is a free event, however bookings are essential. If you have specific access, communication or dietary needs please contact Clara Yip on 03) 9278 4439 by Thursday 7 February.     Boroondara Room 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell VIC 3124 City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public
Event details

"How long should I let my child play?” 
“How do I know which games are good for my child?”
“How do I keep my child safe from harm?"
 
In this session Steven Dupon, Director of the Institute of Games and founder of videogames.org.au will provide parents with practical strategies and useful advice on how to to keep video games fun, safe and healthy for their children.
 
Key topics will include:

  • why video games are so captivating: dopamine, brain development, rewards schedules
  • whether playing violent video games leads to increased aggression in real life
  • how video games fit in today’s youth culture, compared to when we were young
  • opportunities and benefits associated with gaming
  • cyber-safety tips
  • differences between problematic and normal gaming behaviour
  • local support available to parents if needed

This is a free event, however bookings are essential.

If you have specific access, communication or dietary needs please contact Clara Yip on 03) 9278 4439 by Thursday 7 February.    

Contact
Clara Yip
03) 9278 4439
Category
Talks & interest groups