Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

What Families Need to Know About Video Games

February 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Get a Handle on Your Child’s Gaming with Scott Novis

Remember when video games used to be fun? Now it feels like there are a million reasons to worry about your children playing online. Please join us for this family event (bring your kids!) as EOAZ member, Scott Novis, shares an insider view on video game trends and their impact on families. He will also share strategies and best practices his team developed at GameTruck around working with kids and video games.

Discover what you can do to mitigate the risks and extract the maximum benefit from this exciting, rapidly evolving technology. This fun and informative talk will help you and your family navigate how video games impact children’s health, emotional well-being and future career prospects. Minimize the frustration and maximize the fun.

This presentation will deliver specific takeaways around three key challenges:

  1. Children’s Health. Specific strategies to engage gamers in physical activities they will actually participate in, as well as tips on the real drivers behind childhood obesity.
  2. Children’s Emotional Development. Helping parents build bridges into their kids world and help cultivate the three R’s – Relatedness, Regulation and Resiliency
  3. Preparation for the Future. How to leverage video games as a platform for developing competitive excellence, and the ability to be your best when it is most needed.

After the talk, there will be an interactive workshop allowing parents and their children to work and play together while creating a fun, STEM-based video game project on the Nintendo Switch using Nintendo Labo.

Projected outcomes:

  1. A better understanding of the drivers behind the compulsion to play video games
  2. Specific actions parents can take to gain more influence over their children’s gaming and how to develop their physical and emotional health
  3. Understanding the opportunities created by e-sports

With more than 60 universities now offering e-sport scholarships, it’s time to embrace video games. 

Event is most appropriate for kids ages 6-14. Please RSVP to by February 3.


Dave & Buster’s Desert Ridge
21001 N Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website


February 6, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Categories:
, ,


Melissa Groen
(602) 502-3967