WHAT IS THE INSTITUTE OF GAMES?
The Institute of Games started in 2015 as a response to gaming becoming hugely popular. We think we can use games to positively influence the world around us and the people that live in it. We use the benefits of gaming without ignoring the risks and concerns.
Our work combines gaming with child development, community development, psychology and education.
THE INSTITUTE OF GAMES PROVIDES
PARENT’S GUIDE TO GAMING
It’s FREE to download!!
100+ pages full of useful information.
Easy to read A5 size with loads of fun drawings
Suitable for all ages
The Parent’s Guide to Gaming includes:
My top tips on how to best manage your kids on games
How to avoid Excessive Gaming or Gaming Addiction
How to set up parental controls on all your devices
How to deal with violent games
Avoid your child being bullied or harassed within games
SERVICES FOR SCHOOLS
The Institute of Games has a range of services specifically designed for the school environment.
Game Development CourseOur creative workshops and programs teach all STEM subjects and correlate with many items of the curriculum. We work with primary and secondary schools and have programs for all ages and ability.
PARENT PRESENTATIONOur Founder Steven Dupon is an experienced speaker and author on the impacts of gaming on children and young people. Steven regularly presents these interactive workshops at parents information evenings.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTThe Institute of Games provides training and workshops to teachers and school wellbeing staff. Learn how to better engage with students who are gaming excessively. Use gaming as a positive engagement tool in your school.
SCHOOL RETENTION PROGRAMS
Gaming is particularly popular with students with mental health concerns and students on the spectrum. The Institute of Games provides programs that engages young people back into education and inspires their learning.
ARE VIDEO GAMES GOOD OR BAD?
At the Institute of Games we believe that video games are incredible pieces of entertainment and sometimes even art! We love their capability of engaging and inspiring young people. Video games can be used to positively impact people and their communities. That’s exciting!!
But we shouldn’t shy away from the risks and concerns video games bring. It’s a fact that some young people game excessively which has a detrimental impact on any young person’s life. The Institute of Games works with parents, professionals and young people to keep them safe from these risks!