VIDEO GAMES: FRIEND OR FOE - DECIDE THROUGH FACTS
Primarily seen as a hobby, an escape, a waste of time or even the cause of mental health problems, video games have a less than desirable reputation with a large demographic of the Maltese Islands. Education is lacking in both the formal and informal sectors. Level Academy, in collaboration with the Richmond Foundation will hold a series of single session workshops targeting Responsible Video Gaming and Gaming Disorder and Addiction. During the session, parents and children will be split into 2 different training rooms. The session for parents will target:
THE DEVELOPING YOUNG BRAIN
We provide an overview of typical brain development and mental health in youths
WHAT IS ADDICTION?
We will take a closer look at addiction and addiction as a mental illness, outlining the risks and common warning signs for addiction
We will distinguish between gaming disorders and problem gaming and follow up with what support and professional help is available