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    Taming gaming: De-weaponising the Video Game Debate

    2021-02-23T00:00:00Z

    Video games are often a cause of worry for parents and carers. How much gaming time is too much gaming time? Andy Robertson will put your mind at rest, or at least will try… 

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    Is addiction to gaming a mental health condition?

    Addiction to gaming is now recognised as a mental health condition. What does that mean for parents and youth and children’s workers?

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    Your children need you to play video games

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    Headlines about the dangers of video games may not be so prevalent, but most parents are nervous about the content of games and the time spent on them. Youth and Children’s Work Game Boy columnist, Andy Robertson, suggests the answer may be to play video games yourself. Yes really.

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    Keeping the kids entertained: a list of top Christian media

    2020-03-24T00:00:00Z

    Keeping children and young people entertained with tech may feel like a cop out – but now we’re in isolation, it’s only natural that we will be relying on our TVs, smartphones and gaming consoles for entertainment.

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    Wash your hand(held devices) - top tips for cleaning tech

    2020-03-23T00:00:00Z

    Children and young people know the importance of washing their hands – I know we’ve been singing Happy Birthday a lot in our house, at least – but did you know that we could be spreading germs with our technology?  

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    Why John Mark Comer banned his children from having smart phones

    2020-02-07T00:00:00Z

    New research by Childwise found that more than half of children say they sleep with their mobile phone beside their bed, with most young people now having their own phone by the age of seven. The annual report into children’s use of media also found that seven to 16-year-olds spend an average of three hours and 20 minutes per day on their mobiles.

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    Issues

    @JesusChrist

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Being a godly influencer

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    YouTube 101

    2019-04-29T00:00:00Z

    The world of YouTube is vast and may feel overwhelming. Around 5 billion videos are watched each day and more than 400 hours of content is uploaded to the site every minute. Our children and young people are immersed in the world of online video, but how much do we understand about this site, its videos and the people creating them? And what impact does this have on those we work alongside?

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    Why it’s OK to entertain your kids with screens

    2018-07-20T00:00:00Z

    As the summer holidays begin, former Blue Peter presenter and mum of two Helen Skelton talks about why it’s so important to take a break and how electronic devices can help. 

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    Instagram star quits social media

    2017-01-19T00:00:00Z

    Have you ever fallen down a social media black hole? You know, one of those missing afternoons where you start off looking at an interesting video on YouTube and find yourself, three hours later, staring blankly at a meme of Donald Trump with absolutely no idea how you got there. What did we ever do when waiting for a bus or during a dreadfully boring sermon before we had Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to check in on?