This week’s discussion with your child…

17th September 2019

This week as part of children’s PHSE curriculum, we are asking the question “Is gaming good for us?”.

You may have heard of the 16 year-old boy, Kyle Giersdorf, who won £2.4 million playing in a Fortnite World Cup. This week we look at the skills of gaming and if it is good for children. We will explore the positive and negative impact of gaming and the career opportunities that are becoming more common.

You may want to talk to your child about this topic and some of the issues that it will bring up. We are also aware that Fortnite has an age rating of 12+ but we know younger children play the game.

Discussion points:
❑ How to be safe online – both keeping your account safe and yourself safe.
❑ Are online friends real friends?
❑ Gaming careers, such as designing, coding and testing games.
❑ Alternatives to computer gaming.

You may want to talk to your child about this topic and some of the issues that it will bring up. We are also aware that Fortnite has an age rating of 12+ but we know younger children play the game.

You may also want to look at current news stories to explore this topic first. Newsround is a great source of child-friendly information.

Our programme of study is part of the Votes for Schools package. VotesforSchools was created to give all young people a better knowledge of current affairs and get them voting! As teachers who wanted to educate their students about the news but never had the time to prepare polished lessons, the team at Votes for Schools have dedicated themselves to producing materials that save schools time while inspiring young people. Every vote by a young person is shared with decision makers and makes a difference. You can find out more at https://votesforschools.com/primary/about 

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