Online Gaming: What Parents Need To Know

Thursday, March 11, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST

About: What’s so appealing about gaming, and what makes it so addictive? How can parents tell the difference between healthy recreational gaming and problematic gaming? How can parents talk to their children about their gaming habits? What to do if their child is at risk; how and what kinds of limits to set. What are the pillars of effective rules and consequences, and how to prevent gaming from becoming problematic? What to do if gaming has already become an issue in the family.

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Speaker: Nadja Steiter
Nadja Streiter, LMSW is a psychotherapist and parent coach in Westport, Connecticut. She has specific expertise in treating adolescents and adults who struggle with Video Game Addiction and other technology-based problematic behaviours, as well as co-occurring disorders. Ms. Streiter is a frequent speaker on this topic and serves as Programs Director at Game Quitters, where she co-created the family program, RECLAIM. Along with her professional background, she has direct knowledge and experience as a mother of three children who has grown up during the current technology-driven era.

Ms. Streiter received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and has received specialized training in CBT, EMDR, and Internet Gaming Disorder. She is a member of the Digital Wellness Collective, the National Association of Social Workers. She is an active participant in numerous activist groups oriented towards the development of ethical and humane technology. She also a Certified School Social Worker in the state of Connecticut.