FREE Webinar - Adolescents and their screens: gaming and social media use explained to parents and teachers, 21 August, 14.00-15.15 CEST

Course code
B53
Course fee (no housing)
€0.00
Level
Bachelor
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What is it that makes gaming so attractive for adolescents? How come our offspring can spend hours and hours scrolling through TikTok? What is it in specifically their still-developing brain, that makes both so hard to resist? What happens when they are gaming? And more importantly: should we even be worried about their online behavior or does it yield benefits that we cannot yet recognize?  Aletta Smits takes you on a tour of the adolescent brain while gaming or scrolling. For parents and teachers this Webinar is a must -do

What is it that makes gaming so attractive for adolescents? How come our offspring can spend hours and hours scrolling through TikTok? What is it in specifically their still-developing brain that makes both so hard to resist? What happens when they are gaming? What is scary about gaming, and also what makes it so much fun? And more importantly: should we even be worried about their online behavior or does it yield benefits that we cannot yet recognize?  Aletta Smits takes you on a tour of the adolescent brain while gaming or scrolling. For parents and teachers this Webinar is a must -do.

Course director

Aletta Smits

Study load

This webinar will take place on 21 August, 14.00-15.15 hrs. CEST

Costs

Course fee:
€0.00
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Application

Dear applicant,

We are aware that the requirements to register for the webinar are a bit extensive. It would be difficult to change the format on short notice but here is something that might help: 

-Please make sure you state your name, date of birth,nationality, country and email address

-When it comes to passport, you do not have to upload a picture. Just select a blank document. You will do that once and then it will not be required anymore. 

-For other required details such as address, emergency contact, you can just fill in something to not leave the spaces blank. These are not required for your participation but the system needs something to be filled in. 

More information

Aletta Smits is associate professor at the Hogeschool Utrecht UAS, Research Rroup Human Experience & Media Design. She specializes in design for adolescents and has been touring The Netherlands and Belgium for the past 10 years with presentations on the development of the adolescent brain and how those developments affect their behavior in ways that are  hard to follow for the poor adult brains that are their parents and teachers.

Registration

Application deadline: 14 August 2020

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