computer games

Do you ever grow out of digital parenting?
Do you ever grow out of digital parenting? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In this article Professor Lelia Green takes a closer look at how parents’ attitudes to children’s digital media use change as they move towards adulthood. Lelia Green is a Professor of Communications in ECU’s School of Arts and Humanities. Her current research ... Read More »

Family-based counselling increases physical activity and improves diet quality in children
Family-based counselling increases physical activity and improves diet quality in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A recent Finnish study showed that individualised and family-based lifestyle counselling helps 6-8-year-old children increase their physical activity levels and improve their diet quality during a two-year follow-up. The results of the study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland ... Read More »

Games on tablets transfer to real life skills
Games on tablets transfer to real life skills (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents can feel less guilty next time they put an iPad down in front of their child. New research has found that the skills children learn on touchscreen apps can be transferred to the physical version of the same activity. ... Read More »

Award-winning iPad game teaches kids to reduce carbon footprints
Award-winning iPad game teaches kids to reduce carbon footprints (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A student-designed iPad game that shows children the benefit of reducing their carbon footprint has won a National iAward – and will now represent Australia on the world stage. Having received his prize at a gala dinner in Melbourne, RMIT ... Read More »

Closing the digital literacy gap in kids
Closing the digital literacy gap in kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian children may not be as tech-savvy as once thought, according to a University of Wollongong education expert. “Young people today are often referred to as ‘digital natives’,” said Professor Sue Bennett, from the Faculty of Social Sciences and the ... Read More »

Tablet technology to help children with autism
Tablet technology to help children with autism (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Monash University researchers have developed the world’s first tablet technology designed to assist children with developmental disabilities such as autism and Down Syndrome. The technology aims to help children stay focused, in a bid to facilitate learning and inclusion within ... Read More »

How to keep kids safe online
How to keep kids safe online (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An expert in how young people interact with the internet and video games will deliver the first talk in The West Australian ECU Lecture Series. ECU Professor of Communications Lelia Green will speak on the topic Kids, video games and ... Read More »

Online game gives students a glimpse of university life
Online game gives students a glimpse of university life (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Curtin University’s Addressing Higher Educational Access Disadvantage (AHEAD) program has launched Campus Quest, an online game that gives prospective students a virtual glimpse of life at university. Campus Quest helps prepare students for the real university experience, as gamers juggle ... Read More »

Two hour screen limit for kids ‘virtually impossible’ to enforce
Two hour screen limit for kids ‘virtually impossible’ to enforce (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are ... Read More »

New anti-bullying computer game a Safekeeper
New anti-bullying computer game a Safekeeper (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A partnership between Deakin University researchers and a Melbourne-based community organisation have created a computer game designed to prevent bullying. The prototype of the new game SAFEKEEPER, will be unveiled at an event at Melbourne Zoo on Friday. Deakin School ... Read More »

 
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