What: Free Webinar for Parents: “Harnessing the Positive Power of Video Games” featuring Patricia Vance (ESRB President), Dr. Rachel Kowert (Research Psychologist, Author of A Parent’s Guide to Video Games) and Andy Robertson (Video Game Journalist, Author of Taming Gaming), moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Milovidov (Digital Parenting & Child Online Safety Expert).
Where: Virtual, register here
Keynote Title: “Harnessing the Positive Power of Video Games”
When: October 6, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM EST
Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth Milovidov
Session Overview: President of ESRB, Patricia Vance, sits down with fellow family video game experts—authors Dr. Rachel Kowert and Andy Robertson—to discuss how parents can create positive video game experiences for their kids. Parents will learn about:
- How playing video games can be beneficial for their children
- How to check ESRB ratings to pick games that are appropriate for the whole family
- Household rules and parental control settings that help manage which video games children are permitted to play, for how long, and with whom
- Available resources supporting appropriate online interactions and accessibility
- And more
The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Milovidov.
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is the non-profit, self-regulatory body that assigns ratings for video games and apps so parents can make informed choices. The ESRB rating system encompasses guidance about age-appropriateness, content, and interactive elements. As part of its self-regulatory role for the video game industry the ESRB also enforces industry-adopted advertising guidelines and helps ensure responsible web and mobile privacy practices under its Privacy Certified program. ESRB was established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).