Computer games – we love them and so should parents. In this BCS webinar we’ll explore why gaming is such a force for good and how parents can get involved positively in their children’s online lives.
Martin Cooper MBCS: ITNOW editor, retro computing fan and probably the worst game player ever (according to his children).
- Andy Robertson: Journalist, author of Taming Gaming: Guide your children to healthy video gaming habits and Founder of the Family Video Game Database.
- Neil Rickus: Founder of Computing Champions and an experienced primary school teacher.
We’ll explore gaming as a diverse universe: there are so many different types of games, so many different people play and they all experience different benefits. From mindfulness to building tenacity; problem solving to community building; collaboration to STEM skills – games bring countless improvements to so many different lives.
And yet, parents are often sceptical about the benefits. Are games just fast-food for the brain and energy drinks for the soul? We think not. But, games are often viewed as a negative influence by parents and so, we’d like to understand why. And, of course, how we can help everyone see gaming as a force for good.
This is a 30-minute talk, followed by the opportunity to put questions.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.