July 1, 2020 | Webinar
Gaming in Lockdown: Achieving Safety and Balance in Online Play



July 1, 2020

11 a.m. - noon



The full discussion between Dr. Elizabeth Milovidov, Laura Higgins and Dr. Michael Rich can be viewed here.

On July 1st, FOSI hosted a discussion on gaming, digital parenting, and children’s wellbeing.  

Moderated by digital parenting expert Dr. Elizabeth Milovidov, this webinar covered the impacts of the pandemic on screen use, how kids are continuing to connect socially online through games, and tips for parents who are looking to create structure around technology use at home. 
Laura Higgins, Director of Community Safety and Digital Civility at Roblox provided key findings from their recent survey on how teens are experiencing online conversations and friendships during the pandemic, and how the platform approaches safety practices. Dr. Michael Rich of Ask the Mediatrician spoke to the emerging trends seen in kids’ media use during lockdown, highlighting the importance of parents being good digital role models and joining in with their kids’ online activities themselves. 

Further resources mentioned during this session included:

Dr. Milovidov’s Digital Parenting Community Facebook Group
The Family Digital Wellness Guide via the Center on Child and Media Health
Digital Safety, Civility and Wellbeing at Roblox



Director of Community Safety and Digital Civility, Roblox
Law Professor & Digital Parenting Consultant, Council of Europe, e-Enfance
Founder and Director, Center on Media & Child Health