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The rise of eSports: are addiction and corruption the price of its success?

Forget football, the world’s fastest-growing sport is live video gaming. But increasingly its impact is proving harmful to those in its thrall Source: the Guardian

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What is eSports? A Beginner's Guide to Trends, Revenues, & Concerns

Competitive gaming (eSports) is a $1 billion dollar industry with millions of players competing for championships. Should we be concerned? Source: Game Quitters

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The US averages one Mass Shooting every 16 Days

Stop School Mass Shootings? Go after the video game and pharmaceutical industries. Includes the School Mass Shooter Risk Inventory! The recent rise in mass school shootings has resulted in a singular focus on the implement of destruction…guns. While gun control […]

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What Is Gaming Disorder, and Should You Be Worried About It?

Gaming disorder is a condition recognized by the WHO in their International Classification of Disease. Learn about symptoms of video game addiction. Source: EverydayHealth.com

Logan Paul, and the toxic YouTube prank culture that created him, explained (via Vox)

Paul’s decision to post footage of a suicide victim stems from many popular pranksters’ “film first and think later” ethos. Source: Vox

Review into the non-educational use of mobile devices in NSW schools | Strategies and reports (via education.nsw.gov.au)

The Minister for Education launched a review into the use of mobile devices, primarily smartphones, in NSW schools. Source: education.nsw.gov.au

What Research Says About Video Games And Violence In Children (via NPR.org)

President Trump held a roundtable at the White House Thursday to discuss violent video games and how they relate to school shootings. NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Douglas Gentile, psychology professor at Iowa State University, about what research tells us […]

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The Need for a New Design Ethics

“How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds everyday” July 26, 2017 — 17 minutes  Never before in history have such a small number of designers – a handful of young, mostly male engineers, living in the Bay Area of California, […]

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Kids Today…Are Screens Diminishing Empathy?

Empathy starts early. Some scientists theorize and show that we are effectively innately empathetic. That is, we have what are called mirror neurons in our brain that are able to connect on a basic empathetic level with others. The video […]