Technology, Video Games

Stick to Game Ratings!

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) ratings are designed to provide concise and impartial information about the content in computer and video games so consumers, especially parents, can make an informed purchase decision. ESRB ratings have two equal parts: rating symbols suggest age appropriateness for the game and content descriptors indicate elements in a game that may have triggered […]

Technology, Video Games

Gaming Is The New Digital Drug

There are POSITIVES and NEGATIVES to gaming. Like medications, moderate use is best. Overuse leads to toxicity. Dr. Doan and Melanie discuss this topic.

Technology, Time Management, Video Games

Technology & Gaming Management for Students

Melanie Hempe, RN and Andrew Doan, MD, PhD discuss these articles: 1) Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning for both users and nearby peers. 2) LA officials seek fix to $1B program after students crack iPad security, access video games. 3) Gamer Addiction: A Threat To Student Success! What Advisors Need To Know.

Technology, Video Games

Violence in Video Games, from PG, PG-13, R-Rated to Mature-Only Games

Parents, know what is in the games your children play and follow the games’ rating on the box! 12 to 14 year olds are equally as likely to play Mature or Adult Only rated games as their 15-17 year old counterparts. 50% of boys name a game with a Mature or Adult Only rating as […]

Childhood Development, Speaking Engagements, Technology, Time Management, Video Games

Live Event in North Carolina (RSVP!) Kids’ Brains and Video Games: How technology affects your child’s developing brain.

Kids’ Brains and Video Games: How technology affects your child’s developing brain. November 4, Two Presentations. Location address: Covenant Day School, 800 Fullwood lane, Matthews, NC 28105 For parents and teens: Monday evening, November 4, 7:00-9:00 p.m. EST: The Harbor, Bldg C For parents of young children: Monday morning,  November 4, 8:15-9:30 a.m. EST: Fireplace […]

Childhood Development, Technology, Time Management, Video Games

Time is limited, how are you filling your child’s mind?

From birth to 18 years of age, children have a limited amount of time for development and mastery of skills. What your child does, the games your child play, and the thoughts they have will determine who and what they will be in the future. Using too much technology: video games, cell phones, and screen […]