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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.

Register in advance for this webinar 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar: What parents need to know about the power of positive gaming
Date and time
Wednesday 3 November, 12:30pm - 1:15pm
This event is sold out