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Gamers discussion 001: Kids & gaming

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The pros and cons of playing video games often gets questioned in today's society. There are heated arguments both in favor and in opposition of video game usage for children. I participated in a panel of four which convened to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of children playing video games. The panel consisted of a parent, gamers, and myself who comes from an education background and has played video games for many years.

Listen to the Panel Discussion Here

The Panel

Marc - Host

Donald - Editor 2020 Gamer

Tanichea - Editor 2020 Gamer
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Laticia- New York Early Childhood Education Examiner
Website: NY Early Childhood Education Examiner Page & Bookends book review blog


  • How old should kids start?
  • ESRB, rule or guideline. Is it effective?
  • Gaming as scapegoat when things go wrong. Is it the fault of games or the parent?
  • Gaming as a tool other than entertainment.
  • What was your experience with your parents and various regulated media?

What the panel has been playing: Diablo 3, Grand Theft Auto IV with mods, Various Wii Titles, NBA 2k14, XCOM: Enemy Within DLC, and more.



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