‘Kids and Gaming’: Seminar for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers (Nov. 24, 2019)

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The event will be held in English.

  • Why is Fortnite so addictive?

  • How can parents, caregivers and teachers develop effective strategies (with kids) to guide and manage kids’ gaming?

  • What should you do if you see that gaming is becoming unhealthy and suspect gaming addiction?

Come learn about these topics and more during NewTechKids’ seminar for parents, caregivers and teachers on ‘Kids and Gaming’.

The seminar will take place on Sunday, November 24 from 13:00 – 17:00 at the Amsterdam Public Library. 

The seminar will feature experts discussing gaming from different angles and help attendees better understand gaming and how to proactively manage kids’ gaming activities. This event has been designed with children in primary and secondary school in mind.

Location: OBA Forum, 6th floor, Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA)/Amsterdam Public Library, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam (7-minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station)

Confirmed speakers:

  • Leonie Kamps, a pyschologist at the Trimbos Institute, will talk about the Institute’s research and her work with Gamen InfoLijn: gameninfo.nl and a 24/7 phone line which provide tips and advice about gaming for parents and educators.

  • Emiel Kampen, a game designer and teacher at Utrecht University of the Arts (HKU), will lift the curtains to show insights and share information on the choices that game designers make while developing a game. 

  • Jain van Nigtevegt and Antonio Hoogervorst from Flavour, an Amsterdam-based game design company, will provide a crash course in the rules of gameplay and how gaming can be used for learning.

  • Bram Stamkot, Head Teacher at NewTechKids, will discuss the business models behind gaming and how they influence kids. 

  • Araceli Thomas, mother / game designer turned empowerment counsellor, will discuss how she has used her background in game design to develop a structured approach for guiding her children’s gaming activities based on rules, conditions, levels and rewards.

  • Victor van Rossum will share his personal story of being addicted to gaming for more than seven years before fully recovering.

  • Rudi Voet, Senior Family Counsellor at the Yes We Can Youth Clinics, will talk about helping kids and their families deal with unhealthy gaming  and gaming addiction through therapy.

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Price: 38.95 euro (includes online registration fee and BTW)

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