Australian Council on Children and the Media

'Guidelines for Good Gaming' seminar a great success March 23, 2015

This seminar for parents took place on Thursday 19 March at Mercedes College in Adelaide, South Australia and was attended by a wide range of interested people including parents, teachers and some senior students. The MC was the very entertaining Amanda Blair. The two speakers were Prof Leon Straker- Professor of Physiotherapy, Curtain University, who spoke on The physical impact of electronic games – pros, cons and guidelines for wise use  and Dr Wayne Warburton- Senior Lecturer School of Psychology, Macquarie University who discussed The psychological impact of electronic games – pros, cons and guidelines for healthy use.

Many thanks to Amanda, Leon and Wayne for an informative and stimulating night and to all at Mercedes College for the use of their venue.

As a result of this seminar, ACCM have a new guideline sheet for parents - 10 Tips for Healthy Game Play which is available in PDF format from this website