Gaming in families report now available from Futurelab

The benefits and risks to children’s wellbeing and learning associated with playing computer games have been highlighted as an area for urgent research by the Byron Review. The Children’s Plan and Becta’s Harnessing Technology strategy have also identified the importance of parents and families on children’s learning and development.

Over the past year, Futurelab has sought to guidance for parents in order that computer games can be used beneficially in family settings.

The final gaming in families  report details the key results from the project research, findings from interviews with gaming families and the outcomes of three family gaming workshops. The report is intended for policy-makers. However, the report also contains recommendations for parents and industry and may also be of interest to educators.

For more information on the project and to download this report, please visit our website at
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