Recently I highlighted a new crowdfunding project. Andy Robertson is my ‘go to’ person for balanced, knowledgeable insights into gaming (and children). He did the rounds of a couple of TV shows yesterday (after the news about problems with Fortnite) – and here’s the recording from one of them:
This was also covered by The Metro, and I like this tweet:
I’m getting an aneurysm just listening to this.
My parents took my games away when I was on them too long, it didn’t make me “disciplined” or respect them more, I just lost my trust in them if I needed help.
None of these people are kids, or grew up in this environment.
— Jordanimate (@Jordanimating) June 13, 2018
The best thing that you can do to help balance out the dialogue is by buying Andy’s book ‘Taming Gaming’ – and you can read his guides to Fortnite here or here… and if you want my book that deals more widely with digital as a whole see Raising Children in a Digital Age.
Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @ Manchester Metropolitan University. Interested in digital literacy and digital culture in the third sector (especially faith). Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting.