140 acts of violence in 3 minutes. Patches afford access to sexually explicit content. Learn what research reveals about the psychological consequences of gaming. Consider whether anxiety can result from regular exposure.
COS presenters provide insight into gaming ratings and options for reducing the risk of addiction. Learn what happens to the developing teen brain while it’s gaming. We review family gaming policies, live-outing restrictions, transparency, international games, mini-movie mode, and inappropriate sexual and violent content.
Goals and Learning Outcomes:
- Understand current research about the pros and cons of gaming from brain research, psychology, neurology, and more.
- Learn about gaming’s potential impact on anxiety, stress, violence de-sensitivity, and empathy.
- Learn best practices for screen time limitations for developmental and age appropriateness and parental control options for a variety of devices.
- Learn about resources available to those who experience gaming addiction.
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