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FLEX Video Game Addiction Understanding Preventing Strategies by Programmer 8W2

Explosive Learning Jo Reynolds Life Skill Teachers
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Video game addiction is a growing concern, especially among young people. This course is designed to provide a deep understanding of the issue, as well as practical strategies for preventing and managing addiction.

Class Experience

US Grade 7 - 9
Beginner - Intermediate Level
8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Understanding Video Game Addiction
Explore the definition, symptoms, and impacts of video game addiction on physical, mental, and social well-being.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
The Psychology of Video Game Addiction
Dive into the psychological triggers behind gaming addiction, including escapism, rewards, and social connections.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
The Technology Behind Video Game Addiction
Uncover how game design and programming contribute to addictive experiences and what makes games so engaging.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Identifying and Assessing Addiction
Learn to recognize addiction signs and utilize tools for assessing and addressing excessive gaming.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
How Video Games Are Made Addictive
Understand the strategies and mechanics developers use to hook players and how to resist them.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Avoiding In-App Scams
Discover how to navigate in-app purchases and downloadable content without falling into spending traps.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
The Value of Time and Recognizing Symptoms
Reflect on the importance of time management and how gaming affects personal time allocation.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Strategies for Prevention and Management
Integrate learned strategies for a balanced gaming lifestyle and discuss alternative engaging activities.
This class is taught in English.
  • Student will learn ways of gaining control of their video game habitats and have the facts to make better decisions.
Johnathan holds a Bachelors' Degree in Computer Science during which course he learned how to programme video games and the science behind making the games highly addictive, a requirement of the companies who make money from this 90 billion dollar industry. 

He has worked with children of all ages in the fields of sports, circus skills and business as a trainer and mentor. He has extensive experience of mentoring and counselling which he applies during this class. 

Johnathan has been a martial arts expert since the age of 9. From the age of 16 he worked with various circus teams where he learned many skills. He has travelled the world performing for audiences including Formula 1 events, royalty and international superstars. He is a fully insured fire performer with many skills including bubbleology, staff spinning, juggling and stilt walking, to name but a few. 

As a serial entrepreneur who founded three successful companies before the age of 30, my drive to succeed in life began in my teens when I realised the power of positive motivation. I was lucky enough to have a good mentor who guided me through the intricacies of financial management which helped me to understand the value of money, how to identify and seize opportunities to make money and how to manage an investment portfolio. 

Johnathan also teaches conversational English to children and adults across the world.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Please note, this class will highlight to students how much of their lives they are wasting on gaming and the harmful effects this has on their minds, bodies and relationships. Some students can find the realisation that they have a video game addiction problem profoundly distressing.

After this class, please ensure that you speak to your child about what we have covered and be prepared to offer the support they will need to overcome their addiction. You may wish to approach local counselling services to find out what professional support is available to you. 

Please be aware that addiction is a problem, whether it is video games, drugs, alcohol or any other addictive behaviour. If your child identifies that they have a problem during this class please seek professional help immediately. 
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Joined May, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Science
Jo Reynolds BSc Money Business Video Games YouTube
Explosive Learning specialises in Life Skills classes that:

* Develop essential life skills rarely taught in schools
* Improve wellbeing by helping make kids happy and active
* Increase confidence through performance skills
* Are great fun to... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $199 for all content
8 pre-recorded lessons
8 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

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Ages: 11-14

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