CAMP Challenge: Level Up – Gaming & Internet Safety

Welcome to Week 5 of our COCA CAMP Challenge! This week’s topic is Level Up: Gaming.

Technology provides essential services for families, particularly during the pandemic. Nevertheless, parents need to be mindful that technology can be addicting, and that game and social media designers actually create their products to be addicting so that they can make more money. In this week’s COCA CAMP Challenge, we focus on finding balance and creating rules that teach children to use the internet safely.

DOWNLOAD a printable version of this week’s game board OR visit our COCA CAMP Challenge page to find out where you can pick up a game board and activity booklet from a Berks County library or summer program.

Watch our Prevention in Pajamas parent video and download Level Up: Gaming resources below!

 

Parent Resources for Internet Safety and Gaming

We have compiled a list of sites that offer activities and advice for teaching your children about gaming & technology use.

Creating Family Rules

Common Sense Media: Family Media Agreement
American Academy of Pediatrics: How to Make a Family Media Use Plan
Cornerstones for Parents: Tips for Creating Family Rules

Creating Family Schedules

Pinterest Clean Wisely: Family Schedules
Thirty Handmade Days: Printable Daily Schedule Template

Gaming Addiction Help

Game Quitters: Video Game Addiction Support
Council on Compulsive Gambling of PA: Help and Info on Problem Gambling & Gaming

Help Monitoring Devices

Common Sense Media: Parents Ultimate Guide to Steam
Lifewire: You Tube Tip: How to Turn off Autoplay
Qustodio: The Internet’s Best Free Parental Control App
Apple Support: Parental Controls for Ipad, Iphone & Ipod Touch

Tech free Activities

Simply Create Inspire: 12 Tech Free Family Activities for Home
A Grande Life: 50 Things to Do as a Family Without Technology

Help with Balancing – Using Tech as a Family

Parenting Digital: 18 Fun Family Activity Ideas Combining Technology and Family Time

Find our Prevention in Pajamas videos and other summer fun resources from our partners at Berks Summer Camps Unite!

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