Queen's University

March School Break and Gaming

2010-03-19

Home alone? March break is a time when kids are likely to binge on gaming. A major European Union report released on February 15 says video games are good for kids, teaching them communication, coordination, social skills and creative thinking. Sidney Eve Matrix can comment on kids and the cultures of gaming, how families and parents are getting in on it, and how toy companies such as Mattel, Nickelodeon and Disney are investing in developing online gaming for the under age 12 set.
Professor Sidney Eve Matrix, Film and MediaEmail: matrixs@queensu.caProfessor Matrix is a Queen's National Scholar in the Department of Film and Media. Her research areas include mass media and popular culture, new media theory and cyberculture studies.
To arrange an interview, please contact Jeff Drake at 613.533.2877 jeff.drake@queensu.ca or Stephanie Earp at 613.533.6000 ext. 79173 stephanie.earp@queensu.ca.

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