Understanding The Video Game Debate

With the recent fear and excitement around Fortnite’s overwhelming popularity and the timing of the World Health Organization’s classification of a “Gaming Disorder”, It’s a great time to gain a little clarity around the video game debate. Personally, I’m interested in understanding the perspective of both sides of the debate so that we can truly learn from the exercise. With …

Headspace Holiday Program #9 – July 9-12 2018

This program is FREE, thanks to headspace Elsternwick. Headspace has supported GameAware holiday programs for over two years and has helped many families to get access to help. The Holiday Program is designed to encourage responsible gaming through self-regulation. Increasing social connectedness with other hobbies and self-awareness are some of the ways the program aims to reduce harmful gaming habits. The partnership …

What is he doing in there?

*Re-posted from Feb 21st 2017* I recently listened to a fantastic podcast that was put together by Michelle Ransom-Hughes, a radio producer at the ABC. Her podcast is called “What’s he doing in there?” and it was done on the ABC show called Earshot. The expressive illustration was done by Sophie Beer. You’ll hear Michelle interviewing her son Marco to discuss his …

3 Tips To Balance Gaming and University

From the point of view of a student, the university years are prime time for video games, especially if you live away from home. Freedom and autonomy are at their highest, but not without responsibility and the need for self regulation and time management skills. Games are really entertaining so when the competition for your time is academic work it’s …

Game Cave Tournaments 3 and 4

Bayside Council’s Tournament Series at the Highett Neighbourhood Community House continues DATES: March 16th and April 20th. TIME: 430PM – 7:00PM COST: FREE Come test your mettle. 16 entries available for PC. Games TBC. Register for both tournaments here:      Click me    

Free Parent Information Evening About Excessive Gaming: Highett – Monday March 26th at 7PM

Come along to the Highett Neighbourhood Community House on March 26th at 7pm to get some insight into video game culture, the benefits of gaming, but also to address your concerns about how gaming can become a habit and interfere with the rest of our lives. Registration is essential here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/parent-information-session-on-teen-gaming-tickets-43516769830

Headspace Holiday Program #8 – April 9th to 12th

This program is FREE, thanks to headspace Elsternwick. Headspace has supported GameAware holiday programs for over two years and has helped many families to get access to help. The Holiday Program is designed to encourage responsible gaming through self-regulation. Increasing social connectedness with other hobbies and self-awareness are some of the ways the program aims to reduce harmful gaming habits. The partnership …