A Parent’s Guide to Video Games

The essential guide to understanding how video games impact your child's physical, social, and psychological well-being

Over the last twenty years, psychologists, sociologists, and media scholars have been working hard to answer these questions. Until now, their findings have largely remained insulated within scientific circles and inaccessible to the general public. A Parent’s Guide to Video Games breaks the long-standing barriers between science and society by providing the first comprehensive guide to the science behind the headlines.

A Parent’s Guide to Video Games is a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Winner (Honorable Mention, Science).

“Dr. Rachel Kowert is an internationally respected expert on video games and youth. Her book fills a gap for parents made anxious by hyperbole and conflicting information about the pros and cons of games. This authoritative source will help parents feel more comfortable making media choices for their children.”

Dr. Cheryl K. Olson, Co-founder of the Center for Mental Health and Media