digital parenting

PPP050: Should Parents Really Worry About Video Games? with Research Professor Peter Gray

PPP050: Should Parents Really Worry About Video Games? with Research Professor Peter Gray

'It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies'

That was the NY Post headline that sent the internet into meltdown in 2016. The article went on to state that 'your kid’s brain on Minecraft looks like a brain on drugs' and every parent who has ever experienced a pang of guilt watching their child immersed in a screen-based game felt that guilt engulf them.

But is it true? Are video and screen-based games as terrifying as the headlines suggest?

PPP049: Revisiting Digital Parenting with Martine Oglethorpe

PPP049:  Revisiting Digital Parenting with Martine Oglethorpe

In late May of 2019 the World Health Organisation officially recognized "gaming disorder" as a mental health condition — adding the disorder to the International Classification of Diseases, or the ICD-11, the organisation's official diagnostic manual.

Screen time, video games and internet gaming are confusing topics. Everyone has an opinion. Parents feel guilt and uncertainty. 'Screen time' creates a huge amount of conflict within families. I wonder whether the conflict, anxiety and stress around internet games and screen time does more harm that the screens themselves?

Today on the podcast we’re talking to e-safety expert Martine Oglethorpe about technology, fear and parenting in the digital age…