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Blurred Lines: Youth Gaming

November 19, 6:00 PM

Main Library

Type: Discussion, Special Events
Age: Adult and Teen
Topic: Gaming

Do you know what an eSport is? How about a loot box? Do you know what Twitch is? If you have kids, chances are they are familiar with all those terms. As the lines blur between online gaming and gambling, many kids are spending real money online chasing a get rich quick fantasy. Sheila Moran of the Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia will discuss what parents and teachers need to know about Internet Gaming Disorder, how gaming can lead to problem gambling, and she will share the surprising results of a survey her group did with WV youth groups.

Location Details: Main Library, 3rd Floor, Ray Room

Presenter Name: Sheila Moran

Contact Name: Tera Merritt

Contact Email: tera.merritt@kanawhalibrary.org

Contact Phone 304-343-4646 ext 1262


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