Video games, and the culture surrounding them, remain a bit of an enigma for older audiences but a new ABC series is aiming to clear the murky air for parents, in particular.
The series, aptly called Help! My Kid Is A Gamer!, will have data and research at front of mind rather than the opinion or hearsay that often dominates the sensationalism surrounding video games. Hosted by gaming expert, Nich Richardson, each of the five episodes will cover a range of trending topics such as:
- Classification & Violence
- Screen-time & Addiction
- Microtransactions & Loot-Boxes
- Parent Controls & Safety
- Benefits of gaming
Giving each topic more rigour, Nich will be interviewing certified professionals such as university professors, psychology doctors, technology experts and behavioural scientists so no boomer will be able to argue with the cold, hard facts.
Help! My Kid Is A Gamer! will be available from October 14 on ABC iview.
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