Our mission

To keep gaming safe and healthy for children and young people.

How we do this

We work with the video games industry to make sure their products are safe for children.

We work with children and young people to educate them about the risks of video games and how they can balance gaming with real life responsibilities.

We work with parents by providing tools and resources and by teaching them the skills on how to best manage gaming in the home.

We work with professionals so they can better support children and young people.

And also

We work with organisations, clubs, businesses, industry to make sure gaming isn’t negatively impacting their members, clients, employees.

We create our own games. We have an extensive network of game professionals to bring your game ideas to life.


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Steven Dupon – Director Institute of Games

Steven Dupon is the Founder and Director of The Institute of Games.

Steven completed his education in Belgium and has a BA Psychology and Dip Business. He spent the last 20 years working with children and young people, with a specific focus on youth development and youth empowerment.

Most recently Steven was the National Youth Empowerment Coordinator at YMCA. He’s also held positions with St Vincent de Paul, Wesley Mission and City of Greater Dandenong. In all of these positions Steven worked to develop young people into the best they can be.

For the past 8 years Steven has specialised in the impact video games are having on the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Steven approaches gaming from a carer’s point of view, not from a gamer’s point of view. He may not play games all that often but he certainly has a great respect for the entertainment value of video games and considers video games to be a form of art, combining visual art, music, stories, and so on.

Steven has delivered over 100 presentations on the impact of video games. As a passionate and experienced speaker, Steven enjoys sharing the expertise he built up over 20 years of empowering and supporting young people to be the best they can be.

Feel free to connect with Steven on LinkedIn.