What you get by completing this session

  • 35 mins of CPD

    A 30 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 5 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

This subject is of great social importance in our increasingly electronic world. Parents are concerned about their children being heavily into computer games, especially violent computer games. This presentation will discuss the long-term outcomes of violent computer gaming, and what referral pathways are best for such a common, yet under-identified problem. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of violent computer games and excessive screen time on a child’s behaviour
  • Apply practical strategies for the management of excessive screen time in young children and their families
  • Recognise when to refer patients to a more specialised service for screen based aggressive behaviour

About the Expert

A/Prof Wayne Warburton

Dr Wayne Warburton is an Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at Macquarie University and is also a Registered Psychologist. His research and scientific publications are primarily about aggressive behaviour, violent and prosocial media, and screen disorders. He is co-author of several statements by international panels of experts, including on media violence and on youth violence for the International Society for Research on Aggression and on video game violence for the US Supreme Court. He has won over 25 awards for his scholarship and teaching, including the 2018 Distinguished Scientific Contribution to Media Psychology and Technology Award from the American Psychological Association.

Course curriculum

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    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Do Violent Computer Games Cause Aggressive Behaviour?

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (30 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (5 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

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