The focus of this week’s show comes from a letter a listener sent us about playing online with his eight year old daughter. We talk about strategies for raising strong gamer girls and how to deal with trolling that should be reserved for adult gamers. We have some new commercials we discuss and a quick WRaP about our favorite shows of the new fall season, along with the games we’re playing and Regina’s continued addiction to The House of Night.
As always, we’d love your feedback. In particular we would love to hear some strategies from other gaming parents about handling online game play with their kids. How do you address the kind of harassment we talk about in the show? Leave us your suggestions in the comments.
Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda
Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.
To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.