Yesterday, NewTechKids hosted its 'Kids and Gaming' seminar for parents, caregivers and teachers in Amsterdam. Attendees came together to explore the topic and stretch their thinking by hearing from professionals including game designers and parents as well as a psychologist, family counsellor, teacher and former gaming addict. Here are the key takeaways in terms of tips and advice: Deborah Carter, NewTechKids Deborah's main message was that gaming shouldn't be viewed in the context of 'good'

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Register here When it comes to guiding and managing children's online gaming activities, there's no definitive guidelines or rules. Often, parents, caretakers and teachers end up winging it. NewTechKids' team believes that the time has come for adults to proactively develop a game plan, especially because of the growing popularity of gaming and the rise in unhealthy gaming and gaming addiction. To this end, we've organized a seminar for parents, caregivers and teachers on 'Kids

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On Monday, February 8th, NewTechKids co-hosted a brainstorm session with Amsterdam's new Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. Still under construction, the museum provided the ideal blank slate for re-imagining how primary school students engage with museum content. Participants developed ideas on how to develop school programs for museums which leverage technology to create engaging experiences. The goal was to develop ideas for experiences which encourage students (8-12 years) to discover new information, think critically, and

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