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The World of Virtual Cubes - Minecraft

Most boys enjoy playing online games and I’m sure a few hours of screen time were clocked up during the Easter holiday break.

One of the popular sites which boys visit is Minecraft. Boys of all ages (and I include adults here too) enjoy the engagement and interactivity which this game provides. This has been and continues to be a world-wide phenomenon which is not going away anytime soon.

Whilst the Minecraft gaming world has many positive attributes including problem-solving, teamwork, mathematical skills, reading and creativity – there are also some potential negative effects which can be experienced when playing Minecraft. The Australian Federal Police offer a safety advisor service called ThinkUKnow and offer some useful tips for parents of users of Minecraft.

You can read more about this by clicking here

Mrs Ros Peters, Information Services Coordinator
petersr@atc.qld.edu.au

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