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VIDEO GAMES: FRIEND OR FOE - DECIDE THROUGH FACTS

Initially 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. More recently the WHO seems to have taken a U-turn on this notion stating that online interactions through video games may prove to be beneficial from a social perspective during this time of social distancing. Education is lacking in both the formal and informal sectors. Level Academy, in collaboration with the Richmond Foundation will hold a series of 2-session workshops. The Responsible Video Gaming online workshop (18+) will take a look at:
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THE DEVELOPING YOUNG BRAIN

We provide an overview of typical brain development and mental health in youths

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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

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GAMING DISORDER

We will distinguish between gaming disorders and problem gaming and follow up with what support and professional help is available

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Social interaction in Video Games

We delve into the notion that interaction through video games may aid in the development of various social skills and other benefits during a time of isolation

Ethical and Effective online communication for youths (10+) will target:
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ONLINE SAFETY

Through hands-on case simulations we will emphasise the importance of online etiquette and the reality of cyber-bullying. Proactive and reactive measures on how to counter an attack of various forms will be addressed and practised

02
21st CENTURY SKILLS

We focus on the educational value of video games targeting with a particular focus on the practice of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity through play. Who said that learning can’t be fun?

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ESPORTS

We will also provide a brief introduction to wonderful world of esports and why it is undoubtedly the next big thing.

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RESPONSIBLE VIDEO GAMING
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BENEFITS OF PLAYING TOGETHER
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GAMING DISORDER AND ADDICTION

REGISTRATION FOR ONLINE COURSES NOW OPEN

Registration on these courses is free thanks to the collaboration and support of the Central Regional Council and engageSTREAM
29 May
10am

Responsible Video Gaming (18+)

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