Welcome to anyone who joined us in Uxbridge on Saturday 9th March for the Willesden Area Youth & Children’s Day! I hope that you found this seminar helpful. As promised below is a collection of useful websites and books to continue exploring this theme further.
Over the next few weeks I will endeavour to release my notes on the following areas, you will be able to link to them here:
Articles coming soon:
- Video Game Addiction
- Identity (finding ourself in Video Games) – and pastoring gaming natives.
- Belonging (finding others in the virtual)
- Spirituality (finding God in the virtual)
- Doing discipleship more gamefully
- Do games lead to violence?
I hope that you find these helpful tools to continue the conversation around reaching a gamified youth culture.
Grove Youth: Exploring Spirituality in Video Games, Encountering meaning in digital spaces – Alastair Jones & Andy Robertson
Reality is Broken – Jane McGonigal
Super Better – Jane McGonigal
Mind Change – Susan Greenfield
Raising Children in a Digital Age – Dr Bex Lewis
Man (Dis)connected – Philip Zimbardo
The Teenage Brain – Frances E. Jensen
Left to their own devices – Katharine Hill
Getting Gamers – Jamie Madigan
www.youtube.com/FamilyGamerTV ( worth checking out the Greenbelt playlist to continue exploring God in digital spaces)
Also on YouTube its worth searching for Jane McGonigal (excellent TED Talks) as well as “Gaming Addiction”. Look out especially for the BBC Panorama & TED Talks
To better understand the content of games ( and their ratings ), visit:
also the PEGI rating site: https://pegi.info/
https://www.net-aware.org.uk (great information on the apps being used by young people)
http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk (online magazine)