Did you know that mainstream video games increasingly contain elements that may promote gambling behavior in young people? What are “loot boxes”, casino-type video games, skin gambling,other hidden and more obvious monetisation devices that promote betting among players? How do I know whether my child is susceptible to problematic gambling in video games and online social gaming communities?
Children and Screens’ Wednesday, October 5th “Ask the Experts” webinar, “The Lure of Loot: Gambling and Manipulative Design in Youth Video Games”, will explore the behavioral impacts on children and teens of gambling elements within video games. An outstanding panel of psychologists, researchers, and gambling addiction experts will share ways that parents and educators can identify problematic video games, spot the warning signs of gambling addiction in their children, and start a dialogue to help children think critically about the manipulative design techniques present in so much of their online entertainment.
(See speaker list below.)