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Gaming Information for Parents

books Recommended Book Resources:

"Don't Bother Me Mom, I'm Learning!:" How computer and video games are preparing your kids for twenty-first century success and how you can help! by Marc Prensky

Grand Theft Childhood: The surprising truth about violent video games and what parents can do by Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl K. Olson

Joystick Nation: How videogames ate our quarters, won our hearts, and rewired our minds by J.C. Herz

Taking Back Childhood: Helping your kids thrive in a fast-paced, media-saturated, violence-filled world by Nancy Carlsson-Paige

The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokémon and beyond--the story behind the craze that touched our lives and changed the world by Steven L. Kent

World Wide Web Recommended websites:

blue bullet Active Gaming Tips for parents from Common Sense Media

blue bullet Board Games with Scott presents video reviews of board games

blue bullet Gaming Tips from Common Sense Media

blue bullet A Parent's Guide to Dungeons and Dragons (pdf)

blue bullet A Parent's Guide to Game Ratings from PBS's The Video Game Revolution

blue bullet Reality Bytes: Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked from PBS's The Video Game Revolution

blue bullet What They Play, the family guide to video games

blue bullet What's in a Game from the Parents' Choice Foundation

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