Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Addiction

Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Addiction

Notice:
We have reached the full capacity of 500 pax for the webinar. If you are interested, you can be placed in the waitlist (click register at https://uggg.eventbrite.sg) and if someone cancels or a place frees up, we will release it to you.
If the number in the waitlist is sizeable, we might consider increasing the webinar capacity as well.
So please don’t hesitate to put yourself on the waitlist if you are interested to join us.

“My child is gaming too much!” is a common statement we hear from many parents, especially during this stay home period. Gaming has become an integral part of life for many. The concern escalates when at the 72nd World Health Assembly, 194 members of the WHO unanimously agreed to adopt the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), which includes ‘gaming disorder’ as a recognised disease. The new classifications will come into effect on 1 January 2022. Below is WHO video on Gaming Disorder.

Why are games so attractive? How do we keep up with the increasing number of games? How can we make sense out of this sea of games? Join Ruth Lim in a journey into the world of games. We will explore the various types of games and game genres that are popular among the youth, breaking down the various components of game design.  Gamers are not all the same, and they have different motivations categorised by their Player Types. By understanding your child’s world of games and the motivations of your child as a gamer, you can understand your child and their needs better to start off conversations and deepen the relationship.

The cause of addiction is not only from the substance, in our case, gaming. It happens when deeper human needs are not met. Join Nicholas Lim to learn more about addiction from a psychologist point of view. Through the explanation of the brain development of youths, Nicholas will also explore strategies for parents to communicate and connect with gamers.

The session will be moderated by Pauline Phoon, the founder of SOOS OIO LLP and COMEBACK PTE LTD.

Below is an animation about Addiction based on Bruce Alexander’s research about the cause of addiction.


Date and Time:
27 June 2020 (Sat)
10am – 1pm

Venue:
Zoom Webinar

Cost:
FREE. Registration Required. Please fill up the form below.
Special thanks to Media Literary Council for making this possible.

Registration on Eventbrite: https://uggg.eventbrite.sg


 ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Nicholas Gabriel Lim

Nicholas Gabriel Lim is a registered psychologist, who has worked with youths for 2 decades. He is the co-founder of the Youth Work Association (Singapore), the author of the ebook Clash of the Mind and Heart: Understanding Adolescents, a clinical supervisor to young budding psychologist, and a youth mentor!

He has spent his career in the people, private and public sectors. All of which have been with youths, families, and advocates of youths. Given his depth and breadth of work with youths, he has been on various government advisory councils, like the Media Literacy Council and the National Council for Problem Gambling.

Nicholas not only has Degrees in Psychology from the University of Queensland and the Nanyang Technological University, but also various clincial and practice certificates like for Youth Work Coaching and Supervision, Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, Adventure Therapy, and Therapeutic Behavior Management, just to name a few. He is currently pursuing his law degree.

In his free time, Nicholas enjoys reading a good book and heading to the gym. Together with his beautiful wife, he has three children. He lives by his favorite mantra, a life well reflected would be life well live!

Nicholas Lim’s Website: https://nigel.com.sg/

Ruth “Potatofluff” Lim
Ruth is on staff with SOOS OIO as an Esports Coach and co-developed TeleTrip, an offline gaming community event. She conducts DOTA 2 foundational classes and workshops for Esports Academy under SCOGA and also teaches the module “Team Management” in Informatics Diploma for Esports and Game Design.

Ruth Lim coached a competitive DOTA 2 team TenTwenty in 2017 that won CPL Championship DOTA 2 Edition 2017, came in 1st in Dew Challenge 2017 and represented Singapore in Asia Pacific Predator League in 2018. Ruth managed Team Impunity FIFA Online 3 who got 3rd in EA Champions Cup (EACC) Winter Cup 2016 representing Singapore. In 2017, she coached Team Impunity FIFA Online 3.

Ruth graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with Diploma in Games & Entertainment Technology and SIT-University of Glasgow in Bachelors of Science with Honours in Computing Science. She also holds a CoachSG coaching certificate.

Well recognized in the DOTA 2 community, Ruth attended numerous international gaming tournaments, got to know and learnt from many of the top players worldwide. Ruth hopes to share her knowledge and experience to gamers in Singapore and beyond.

Guest Speaker from Media Literacy Council

Dr Jiow Hee Jhee
Dr Jiow Hee Jhee is the Assistant Professor and Programme Director of BSc (Hons) Digital Communications and Integrated Media programme at Singapore Institute of Technology and member of the Media Literacy Council. He specialises in the impact of media on the family, media law and ethics, as well as cyber wellness and cybercrime studies.


Other Resources

Understanding Games and Gamers 1st Edition 2019 BannerClick here to read and download the free Understanding Games and Gamers Ebook + Games and Gamers Chart.
COMEBACK - Master Your GameCOMEBACK is a professional game dependency intervention program.
Click here to access the Game Dependency Test.

DOTA2 Back to Basics Online Coaching April-May 2020

DOTA2 Back to Basics Apr-May20

Simple yet Powerful Lessons to Improve Your Gameplay

DOTA 2 is a complex game, and the constant changes just makes the game even harder. That is why we have designed this Back to Basics course to strengthen your core understanding of the game so that you can develop skills that transcends through the patches.

In each 45min-session done in lecture style, we will explain each topic and there are simple exercises that you can do on your own to start your journey to be a stronger player!

Below are the topics that each of the 8 sessions will cover:

    1. What is DOTA - 7 April 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • Why resources matter and the real reason why last hit matters
      • How to master last-hitting like a pro?
    2. Lane Management14 April 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • How does winning the game by “losing” the lane work?
      • How to own your opponents in lane?
    3. Hero (Part 1) - 21 April 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • What heroes should I play to win games?
      • How to start winning games with your favourite hero?
    4. Hero (Part 2) - 28 April 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • How do I win in a losing matchup?
      • Learn the art of making a comeback in losing games!
    5. Power Spike - 5 May 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • Why does timing of items matter and what does all the numbers in the stats mean?
      • How does snowballing works and how to be ahead in the game?
    6. Drafting - 12 May 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • How can drafting make the game easier for you
      • Why does my enemy always have a better draft? Discover the secrets to the foundation of drafting in this session.
    7. Roles - 19 May 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • What should I be doing based on my roles and team strategy
      • Farm? Gank? Plant wards!? Don’t get confused and find out what you need to do to win games in DOTA 2.
    8. Analysing games - 26 May 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • How does the MMR System affect my games and how to use the scoreboard
      • Trying to get out of the MMR trench? Wondering why you’re losing games despite a great KDA? Come join us in this last session to learn how to beat the MMR system and transform your red day to green days!
Fees:
Each session at S$10.
All 8 sessions at S$70.

DOTA 2 Back To Basics Additional Tutorials Available at S$50/Session

Not sure why you’re unable to apply the concepts learnt during lectures? Show your replays* during tutorial and we will review mistakes and provide tips** on how you can perform better. Learning can be lonely, so join with the other students and get the chance to learn from each other’s strengths and weaknesses! It is capped at 4 students per session, making sure that you get the most out of each tutorial.

*Replays are based on the exercises mentioned at the end of the respective lectures. The exercises will also be emailed to you after the respective lectures, so do check your junk mail in case it gets there.
**Review and tips will be scoped based on that week’s topic

To enhance your learning experience, you can sign up for tutorials! Tutorial sessions are available on Thursdays (2 days after the lecture) 7pm-8pm. At every 1-hour session, each participant will be provided 15 minutes to go through their replay. During the 15 minutes, the coach will review your replay and:

      • Identify key mistakes
      • Provide explanation on how it can cost your game
      • Suggest practical exercises to overcome your weaknesses

It is recommended that the participant attend the lecture before joining the tutorial.

Things to Note for Tutorial:

      • This tutorial is NOT an open Q&A session!
      • Attendance will be taken during each session. Only 1 attendee for each email address registered.
      • No refund and transfer are allowed once payment is made.
      • The 15 minutes provided to each participant includes setup. Please be ready with your replay or your time will be allocated to the other participants.
      • Please be prepared with your replays during the tutorial. You are required to share your screen with the replay (video or via in-game client).
      • If you turn up unprepared with your replay, your 15 minutes will be allocated to the other participants. E.g. 1 participant didn’t provide a replay. The remaining participants get 5 minutes extra to go through their replays.

ABOUT THE COACH: Ruth “Potatofluff” Lim

Ruth is on staff with SOOS OIO as an Esports Coach and co-developed TeleTrip, an offline gaming community event. She conducts DOTA 2 foundational classes and workshops for Esports Academy under SCOGA and also teaches the module “Team Management” in Informatics Diploma for Esports and Game Design.

Ruth Lim coached a competitive DOTA 2 team TenTwenty in 2017 that won CPL Championship DOTA 2 Edition 2017, came in 1st in Dew Challenge 2017 and represented Singapore in Asia Pacific Predator League in 2018. Ruth managed Team Impunity FIFA Online 3 who got 3rd in EA Champions Cup (EACC) Winter Cup 2016 representing Singapore. In 2017, she coached Team Impunity FIFA Online 3.

Ruth graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with Diploma in Games & Entertainment Technology and SIT-University of Glasgow in Bachelors of Science with Honours in Computing Science. She also holds a CoachSG coaching certificate.

Well recognized in the DOTA 2 community, Ruth attended numerous international gaming tournaments, got to know and learnt from many of the top players worldwide. Ruth hopes to share her knowledge and experience to gamers in Singapore and beyond.

Registration Form

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Jean Tan New Single “Fly” and Lyric Video

Jean Tan New Single Fly and Lyric Video

LISTEN TO THE SPIRITED NEW ACOUSTIC JAZZ SINGLE BY SINGAPORE SINGER-SONGWRITER JEAN TAN

Singapore singer-songwriter Jean Tan is back with “Fly”, the first release of a string of three singles on 10 October 2019 on all major digital streaming platforms via Leeway. Two more singles in a similar vein will be released through 2020, with the trio of songs forming a mini folk-jazz collective.

For production and arrangement, Jean worked with renown local R&B artist and multi-instrumentalist Dru Chen. Dru’s inherent soulfulness yet sensitivity to the stylistics of pop music have produced a beautiful and well-balanced track that puts Jean’s jazzy vocal expressions at the forefront. The track also enlisted the talents of Euntaek Kim on keys and Ben Poh on the double bass, who contributed to the stellar improvisations on the lively track.

While Jean’s last genre-crossing EP “Hideaway” – released in 2017 and featuring the hit single “Crowns” – explored the worlds of folktronica, “Fly” sees her returning to a familiar arena of folk-jazz. With its uncommon time and syncopation, the rhythms of “Fly” are not unlike the fluttering of an exhilarated heartbeat, eager to explore the world and see as a child would.

After all, ‘Fly’ was written when things picked up for Jean after a long period of kidney illness. It is a picture of spring after winter, where life re-emerges in all its sights, sounds, and tastes. The movement of the song resembles the small, trembling steps of a butterfly, desirous to feel the world again.

Along with the simple yet not sparse instrumentation – fingersnaps, light folk guitar comps and the subtle touch of an electric piano – “Fly” is joy, summarized. More than that, it feels natural, a settling into a style that Jean was always meant to flourish in. It feels like a coming home, so much so that when she sings:

Fly, go on dare defy
Trembling tide in the dark of night
See the world
See the world

…one almost believes her. Perhaps we too, can step off the edge and live. Fly.

Fly Single Credits

Music and words by Jean Tan
Produced and mixed by Dru Chen
Guitar by Dru Chen
Keys by Euntaek Kim
Bass by Ben Poh
Percussions by Dru Chen and Jean Tan
Mastered by Cameron Henry
© 2019 Leeway.

Stream or download Fly at: https://hyperurl.co/fly-jeantan

Find Jean Tan on Social Media:


Lyrics of Fly

Verse 1:
Fly to your open skies
Alive with fire
So burning bright
See the world
See the world

Fly, on your wings up high
Shine that light
Oh, with all your might
See the world
See the world

Chorus:
Wild whirl
A wild whirl
A child’s world awaits
A while more
Soon you’ll find the magic
You were meant to see
Were meant to be

Verse 2:
Fly, take your leave, ignite
Free those wings
Oh, butterfly
See the world
See the world

Fly, go on dare defy
Trembling tide in the dark of night
See the world
See the world

Chorus:
Wild whirl
A wild whirl
A child’s world awaits
A while more
Soon you’ll find the magic
You were meant to see
Were meant to be

Bridge:
Fly, don’t you cry
Look up high
Your skies are alive
Try, you’ll be fine
Years gone by
Are coming back to you
Before your very eyes

Verse 3:
Fly, take your leave, ignite
Free those wings
Oh, butterfly
See the world
See the world

See the world
See the world
See the world
See the world

TeleTrip Campus TP Nov 2019 – League of Legends

Wanna learn team-building and communication skills to increase your chances of WINNING in League of Legends and make new friends?

Experience the thrill of close gameplays with teammates of different skill levels at TeleTrip through teamwork and effective communication. Unlock your potential with loads of fun, new teammates, new friends and PIZZA PARTY! You have opportunities to win LoL merchandise and in-game emote too! We are heading down into the Temasek Polytechnic Campus this Nov for a WHOLE DAY LoL gaming!

NOTE: This TeleTrip is only for Temasek Polytechnic Game Design & Development students. Applications from public will not be accepted.

For those who are new to TeleTrip, you can read more at http://soos-oio.com/teletrip/.

For TeleTrip Campus, you have to BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

Event Details

  • Date: 4 Nov 2019 (Mon)
  • Time: 10am – 7pm
  • Fees: S$18/pax. A simple packed lunch is included for this TeleTrip for convenience.
  • Rental of Laptops: S$15/laptop. We only have 3 sets. Specs: 1060 3GB, i7, 8GB RAM and 256 SSD, with mouse.
  • Registration Deadline: 28 Oct 2019 (Mon)
  • Venue: Temasek Polytechnic
    (Specific location will be announced nearer to the date.)

Special Note:

  • Registration Flow: The total registrants need to be in multiples of five to play a match as a team. Minimum 20 registrants and maximum 80 registrants. Registration is first come first serve. In the event if the final numbers do not make up multiples of five, those beyond the last multiple of five will be placed in the waitlist. For example, if there are 28 registrants, the last 3 will be placed in the waitlist. Registrants who are not accepted in this TeleTrip will be given priority for the next TeleTrip.
  • Confirmed Registration: Registration is only confirmed after payment is received. Payment details is emailed to you after submission of the form below. We will send you a confirmation email after payment is received. Please check your junk mail.
  • Individual Registration: You do not need to register as a team as we take in registration individually. SOOS OIO’s decision of team arrangements is final.
  • Latercomers: The teams and team members for TeleMatch will be disclosed at the start of the TeleTrip Campus event. Teamwork begins at the start. To prevent disadvantaging your team, those who are late will be replaced by those who are on the waitlist already present. Latecomers might end up without a team if multiples of five are complete and thus may not be able play the TeleMatch.
  • Waitlist registrants DO NOT need to make payment until your registration is confirmed. Waitlist registrants can be present at the event at 10am and we will slot you in when confirmed registrants no show or are very late.
  • NO refund will be given after registration is confirmed and payment is made.

League of Legends SOOS Facebook Group

For those who love League of Legends but cannot join us for this TeleTrip, we will like to invite you to our League of Legends SOOS Facebook Group. It is a group that has curated content about League of Legends. It is a space to meet other players as well. It is our commitment to you to build a LoL community that is fun, encouraging and engaging. Help us to build this community by join the group now.

TeleTrip Campus JCU Nov 2019 – Mobile Legends

Wanna increase your chances of WINNING in Mobile Legends and make new friends after the ML World Championship excitement?

Experience the thrill of close gameplays with teammates of different skill levels at TeleTrip. Unlock your potential with loads of fun, new teammates, new friends and PIZZA PARTY! You have opportunities to win in-game diamonds too!

We are heading down into the JCU Campus this November for a WHOLE DAY Mobile Legends gaming! For those who are new to TeleTrip, you can read more at http://soos-oio.com/teletrip/.

For TeleTrip Campus, you have to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mobile & Charger).

NOTE: TeleTrip also heading up to Kuala Lumpur for Mobile Legends World Championship on 14-17 Nov 2019. We have a bundle for the TeleTrip KL and this TeleTrip that you pay $16 instead of $20. More info at https://soos-oio.com/2019/10/10/teletrip-kl-mobile-legends-m1-world-championship-2019

Event Details

  • Date: 30 Nov 2019 (Sat)
  • Time: 10am – 9pm
  • Fees: S$20/pax. Open to public. A simple packed lunch is included for this TeleTrip for convenience.
    Special price of S$18 for JCU students, please provide your matriculation number during registration (NB: the registered JCU student has to be the person playing on the actual day)
  • Registration Deadline: 18 Nov 2019 (Mon)
  • Venue: James Cook University
    (149 Sims Dr, Singapore 387380. MRT: Aljunied Station- Green Line.)
  • Facebook Event Page:  

Special Note:

  • Registration Flow: The total registrants need to be in multiples of five to play a match as a team. Minimum 20 registrants registrants. Registration is first come first serve. In the event if the final numbers do not make up multiples of five, those beyond the last multiple of five will be placed in the waitlist. For example, if there are 28 registrants, the last 3 will be placed in the waitlist. Registrants who are not accepted in this TeleTrip will be given priority for the next TeleTrip.
  • Confirmed Registration: Registration is only confirmed after payment is received. Payment details is emailed to you after submission of the form below. We will send you a confirmation email after payment is received. Please check your junk mail.
  • Individual Registration: You do not need to register as a team as we take in registration individually. SOOS OIO’s decision of team arrangements is final.
  • Latercomers: The teams and team members for TeleMatch will be disclosed at the start of the TeleTrip Campus event. Teamwork begins at the start. To prevent disadvantaging your team, those who are late will be replaced by those who are on the waitlist already present. Latecomers might end up without a team if multiples of five are complete and thus may not be able play the TeleMatch.
  • Waitlist registrants DO NOT need to make payment until your registration is confirmed. Waitlist registrants can be present at the event at 10am and we will slot you in when confirmed registrants no show or are very late.
  • NO refund will be given after registration is confirmed and payment is made.

Mobile Legends SOOS Facebook Group

For those who love Mobile Legends but cannot join us for this TeleTrip, we will like to invite you to our Mobile Legends SOOS Facebook Group. It is a group that has curated content about Mobile Legends. It is a space to meet other players as well. It is our commitment to you to build a Mobile Legends community that is fun, encouraging and engaging. Help us to build this community by join the group now.

TeleTrip KL Mobile Legends M1 World Championship 2019

We have GOLD TICKETS to the first Mobile Legends M1 World Championship 2019 in Kuala Lumpur and we will love to have you come with us!

Dates:14-17 Nov 2019 (Thu-Sun)
Cost:SGD 310.00/pax includes:
    • Gold Tier 3 Days Ticket to Mobile Legends M1 World Championship 2019 in Axiata Arena
    • 2 -Way Private Coach to Kuala Lumpur
    • Twin sharing room with breakfast for 3 nights at Hotel Sri Petaling
    • Local bus for the group itinerary indicated below
    • T-shirt
    • Visit to Pantheon, an Esports Arena

Does not include:

    • Lunch, dinner and drinks
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal expenses
The first 20 registrants get an Aftershock backpack!

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Itinerary:

14 Nov 2019 (Thu)12.00pmCoach to KL from Singapore
6.00pmArrive at Hotel and check in
7.00pmBus depart Hotel for Pantheon, Malaysia first Esports Arena for a visit and you can choose to play VR and/or other games at special rates.
8.00pmBus arrive at Pantheon.
11.00pmBus depart Pantheon to hotel
15 Nov 2019 (Fri)9.30amBus depart from Hotel for Axiata Arena for Mobile Legends M1 World Championship
10.00amMobile Legends M1 World Championship
8.00pmBus Depart Axiata Arena to Hotel
16 Nov 2019 (Sat)11.00amBus depart from Hotel for KLCC for shopping and visiting the local attractions
9.00pmBus Depart KLCC to Hotel
17 Nov 2019 (Sun)9.30amBus depart from Hotel for Axiata Arena for Mobile Legends M1 World Championship
8.00pmCoach depart from Axiata Arena back to Singapore. Estimated arrival back in Singapore to be past 12 midnight.

* Please note that the itinerary is subject to changes.

Note:

    • Parent Consent is required for participant 21 years old and under.
    • No price concession given to accompanying parent/guardian.
    • All participants are encouraged to purchase travel insurance.

Wanna play Mobile Legends after watching Mobile Legends M1 World Championship live in Kuala Lumpur?  

We created a bundle with TeleTrip Campus Mobile Legends on 30 Nov!

Top up an additional $16 instead of $20 to participate.

More information: https://soos-oio.com/2019/10/11/teletrip-campus-jcu-sep-2019-mobile-legends

For those who are new to TeleTrip, you can read more at http://soos-oio.com/teletrip/.


Mobile Legends SOOS Facebook Group

For those who love Mobile Legends but cannot join us for this TeleTrip, we will like to invite you to our Mobile Legends SOOS Facebook Group. It is a group that has curated content about Mobile Legends. It is a space to meet other players as well. It is our commitment to you to build a Mobile Legends community that is fun, encouraging and engaging. Help us to build this community by join the group now.

TeleTrip Express Oct 2019 – DOTA 2


Wanna increase your chances of WINNING in DOTA 2 and make new friends?

Experience the thrill of close gameplays with teammates of different skill levels at TeleTrip. Unlock your potential with loads of fun, new teammates, new friends and PIZZA PARTY! You have opportunities to win some awesome prizes from AfterShock!

We are heading down into the brand new BOUNTIE ARENA this Oct for a WHOLE DAY DOTA 2 gaming! For those who are new to TeleTrip, you can read more at http://soos-oio.com/teletrip/.

Since it is at the Bountie Arena, you get to play on their new PCs!

Event Details

  • Date: 5 Oct 2019 (Sat)
  • Time: 10am – 9pm
  • Fees: S$39/pax. Open to public. A simple packed lunch is included for this TeleTrip for convenience.
  • Registration Deadline: 29 Sep 2019 (Sun)
  • Venue: Bountie Arena
    (1 Fusionopolis Way #B1-06/07/08, Singapore 138632. MRT: one-north MRT Station- Yellow Line. Exit A and take the escalator up to B1 to Bountie Arena.)

Fees include:

TeleTrip Elements

Special Note:

  • Registration Flow: The total registrants need to be in multiples of five to play a match as a team. Minimum 10 registrants and maximum 40 registrants. Registration is first come first serve. In the event if the final numbers do not make up multiples of five, those beyond the last multiple of five will be placed in the waitlist. For example, if there are 28 registrants, the last 3 will be placed in the waitlist. Registrants who are not accepted in this TeleTrip will be given priority for the next TeleTrip.
  • Confirmed Registration: Registration is only confirmed after payment is received. Payment details is emailed to you after submission of the form below. We will send you a confirmation email after payment is received. Please check your junk mail.
  • Individual Registration: You do not need to register as a team as we take in registration individually. SOOS OIO’s decision of team arrangements is final.
  • Latercomers: The teams and team members for TeleMatch will be disclosed at the start of the TeleTrip Campus event. Teamwork begins at the start. To prevent disadvantaging your team, those who are late will be replaced by those who are on the waitlist already present. Latecomers might end up without a team if multiples of five are complete and thus may not be able play the TeleMatch.
  • Waitlist registrants DO NOT need to make payment until your registration is confirmed. Waitlist registrants can be present at the event at 10am and we will slot you in when confirmed registrants no show or are very late.
  • NO refund will be given after registration is confirmed and payment is made.

DOTA 2 SOOS Facebook Group

For those who love DOTA 2 but cannot join us for this TeleTrip, we will like to invite you to our DOTA 2 SOOS Facebook Group. It is a group that has curated content about DOTA 2. It is a space to meet other players as well. It is our commitment to you to build a DOTA 2 community that is fun, encouraging and engaging. Help us to build this community by join the group now.

Parents Seminar – Understanding Gamers, Games and Game Addiction

“My child is gaming too much!” is a common statement we hear from many parents. Gaming has become an integral part of life for many. The concern escalates when at the 72nd World Health Assembly, 194 members of the WHO unanimously agreed to adopt the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), which includes ‘gaming disorder’ as a recognised disease. The new classifications will come into effect on 1 January 2022. Below is WHO video on Gaming Disorder.

The gamers’ world stands apart from the real world, which makes it extremely attractive. The difference in the gamers’ world and the real world creates a gap between parents and gamers. In this two-part series of Parents Seminar, we firstly bring together gamers and parents in a panel for an interactive session. The second session delves deeper into the basic science behind game design and game addiction.

A gamer is anyone who games. This includes adults and even grandparents who play games like Bejeweled and Pokémon. When adults play games, it is generally not considered too much of a problem. For children and youths, concerns arise. SOOS OIO has been actively looking for ways to mitigate the negative effects of gaming and addiction while trying to harness the positive of gaming. This two-part series for parents are one of our initiatives to bridge parents and gamers.

Dates and Times:
Session 1 – 14 Sept 2019 (Sat) 10.30am – 1.00pm
Session 2 – 21 Sept 2019 (Sat) 11.00am – 1.00pm

Venue:
The HaloPod  @ Halogen Foundation Singapore
336 Smith Street #07-303, New Bridge Centre, Singapore 050336

Directions:
By car
: Parking options can be found at Chinatown Complex. There is no complimentary parking available.
By MRT: Directional video from Chinatown MRT station to HaloPod

Cost:
S$50/pax for 1 session
S$90/pax for 2 sessions
Coffee, tea and snacks included.
Limited seats as we are keeping it small and cosy.

Click here to read and download the free Understanding Games and Gamers Ebook + Games and Gamers Chart.

SESSION 1: GAMING & FAMILY – A PANEL OF PARENTS AND GAMERS

14 Sept 2019 (Sat)
10.30am-1.00pm

We are starting this two-part series with a panel of parents and gamers to discuss how gaming affects family. Like it or not, games are here to stay. Find out more about the different gamer types and their gaming motivations in relation to their Myers Briggs Type Indicator. This can provide much insight to your child’s gaming motivations and type of gamer to better interpret their behaviours. Through conversations with the panel of parents and gamers, we hope their stories and experiences can be references to manage this gaming inclusion, or to some, intrusion, in our families.

PANEL OF PARENTS

Ben Tan
Deputy Director of the Office of Student and Graduate Affairs
Kids Age: 20 (Male) and 18 (Female)
Key Concern about Gaming: How esports shapes my son’s values and development as an individual.
Other info: My 20 year old son is an avid esportsman. My 18 year old daughter is an avid anti-online gaming advocate.
Carol Loi
A digital literacy educator, parent coach & John Maxwell certified leadership and communications trainer
Kids Age: 17 (Female) and 14 (Female)
Key Concern about Gaming: Unable to prioritise their time that could be used for learning and development of their gifts and talents.
Other Info: https://www.facebook.com/loi.carol/
Apple Teoh
Stay home mom
Kids Age: 19 (Male), 16 (Female) and 14 (Female with special needs)
Key Concern about Gaming: Time spent and also if they know/chat with those they game with.
Other Infohttps://icandoitmama.com/

PANEL OF GAMERS

Xing Yong “Apeshit” Poh (27 years old)
Psychology Research Assistant
Worse Thing I Did for Gaming: I fought with family because they hid the modem. I ran away from home for two days.
Jean “Jayelpeaeff” Lee (24 years old)
Assistant Case Manager
Worse Thing I Did for Gaming: I played so much that my father poured water on the laptop. I had cold war with him for a month.
Timothy “Cryptic” Teo (28 years old)
Software programmer
Worse Thing I Did for Gaming: 
Spent a few hundred dollars on in-game currency.
Caleb “Lalisa.M” Tai (14 years old)
Secondary 2 student
Worse Thing I Did for Gaming: 
Played 16 hours nonstop. Only ate when parents bring food into my room.

SESSION 2: UNDERSTANDING GAMES AND GAME ADDICTION

21 September 2019 (Sat)
11.00am-1.00pm

Why are games so attractive? How do we keep up with the increasing number of games? How can we make sense out of this sea of games?

To prevent drug abuse and addiction, the knowledge about the composite of the drug and its effects helps us frame our perception towards drug. This is the first guard against addiction. Similarly, to prevent game addiction, we need to understand games and its effects on us. Our approach to this topic is first to understand games before going into the psychology of addiction, more specifically to games.

Join Ruth Lim in a journey into the world of games. We will explore the various types of games and game genres that are popular among the young people, breaking down the various components of game design. By understanding your child’s world of games, you might understand your child and their needs to start off conversations and deepen the relationship.

The cause of addiction is not only from the substance, in our case, gaming. It happens when deeper human needs are not met. Join Nicholas Lim to learn more about addiction and “positive addiction” from a psychologist point of view.

Below is an animation about Addiction based on Bruce Alexander’s research about the cause of addiction.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Nicholas Gabriel Lim
Faculty of William Glasser Institute International & Singapore
Basic Instructor and Practicum Supervisor
Registered Psychologist, Singapore (SRP)
Approved Clinical Supervisor, Singapore (SRP)
SRP Reg. No: 008090148

M.A. Applied Psychology (Singapore)
B.A. Psychology (Australia)
Certified Practitioner for Adventure Therapy
Certified Associate in Emergenetics Profiling
Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Behavior Management

As a Choice Theory influenced psychologist, Nicholas has developed a deep interest in the way thinking affects people’s behaviours. As a result, he leverages neuroscience to further inform his practice. He also promotes healthy development of thoughts and behaviours, and the understanding of how it can be achieved. He believes individuals can improve their quality of life through effective management of their thoughts and behaviours.

Nicholas volunteers his time and expertise as much as he can to different causes. The one that he is most passionate about involves families and young persons. He volunteers on advisory councils, boards of non-profit organisations; he also educates young and learned minds in psychology, and supervises budding psychologists in their field practicums. In his free time, he enjoys spending time being with his wife and three children.

https://choicetheoryandrealitytherapy.wordpress.com/approach/services/addictions/

Ruth “Potatofluff” Lim
Ruth is on staff with SOOS OIO as an Esports Coach and co-developed TeleTrip, an offline gaming community event. She conducts DOTA 2 foundational classes and workshops for Esports Academy under SCOGA and also teaches the module “Team Management” in Informatics Diploma for Esports and Game Design.

Ruth Lim coached a competitive DOTA 2 team TenTwenty in 2017 that won CPL Championship DOTA 2 Edition 2017, came in 1st in Dew Challenge 2017 and represented Singapore in Asia Pacific Predator League in 2018. Ruth managed Team Impunity FIFA Online 3 who got 3rd in EA Champions Cup (EACC) Winter Cup 2016 representing Singapore. In 2017, she coached Team Impunity FIFA Online 3.

Ruth graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with Diploma in Games & Entertainment Technology and SIT-University of Glasgow in Bachelors of Science with Honours in Computing Science. She also holds a CoachSG coaching certificate.

Well recognized in the DOTA 2 community, Ruth attended numerous international gaming tournaments, got to know and learnt from many of the top players worldwide. Ruth hopes to share her knowledge and experience to gamers in Singapore and beyond.


TeleTrip Campus JCU Jul 2019 – League of Legends

Wanna increase your chances of WINNING in League of Legends and make new friends?

Experience the thrill of close gameplays with teammates of different skill levels at TeleTrip. Unlock your potential with loads of fun, new teammates, new friends and PIZZA PARTY! You have opportunities to win LoL merchandise and in-game emote too! We are heading down into the JCU Campus this Jun for a WHOLE DAY LoL gaming!

For those who are new to TeleTrip, you can read more at http://soos-oio.com/teletrip/.

For TeleTrip Campus, you have to BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

Event Details

  • Date: 20 Jul 2019 (Sat)
  • Time: 10am – 9pm
  • Fees: S$20/pax. Open to public. A simple packed lunch is included for this TeleTrip for convenience.
    Special price of S$18 for JCU students, please provide your matriculation number during registration (NB: the registered student has to be the person playing on the actual day)
  • Rental of Laptops: S$15/laptop. We only have 8 sets. Specs: 1060 3GB, i7, 8GB RAM and 256 SSD, with mouse.
  • Registration Deadline: 10 Jul 2019 (Wed)
  • Venue: James Cook University (JCU), Building C Level 1 Room C1-04
    (149 Sims Dr, Singapore 387380)

Special Note:

  • Registration Flow: The total registrants need to be in multiples of five to play a match as a team. Minimum 10 registrants and maximum 40 registrants. Registration is first come first serve. In the event if the final numbers do not make up multiples of five, those beyond the last multiple of five will be placed in the waitlist. For example, if there are 28 registrants, the last 3 will be placed in the waitlist. Registrants who are not accepted in this TeleTrip will be given priority for the next TeleTrip.
  • Confirmed Registration: Registration is only confirmed after payment is received. Payment details is emailed to you after submission of the form below. We will send you a confirmation email after payment is received. Please check your junk mail.
  • Individual Registration: You do not need to register as a team as we take in registration individually. SOOS OIO’s decision of team arrangements is final.
  • Latercomers: The teams and team members for TeleMatch will be disclosed at the start of the TeleTrip Campus event. Teamwork begins at the start. To prevent disadvantaging your team, those who are late will be replaced by those who are on the waitlist already present. Latecomers might end up without a team if multiples of five are complete and thus may not be able play the TeleMatch.
  • Waitlist registrants DO NOT need to make payment until your registration is confirmed. Waitlist registrants can be present at the event at 10am and we will slot you in when confirmed registrants no show or are very late.
  • NO refund will be given after registration is confirmed and payment is made.

League of Legends SOOS Facebook Group

For those who love League of Legends but cannot join us for this TeleTrip, we will like to invite you to our League of Legends SOOS Facebook Group. It is a group that has curated content about League of Legends. It is a space to meet other players as well. It is our commitment to you to build a LoL community that is fun, encouraging and engaging. Help us to build this community by join the group now.