How Fortnite Persuasive Game Design keeps your child playing for hours

Dr Le recently presented a talk at the ICBA 2019 (6th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions) in Yokohama, Japan. This is a recording of his talk delivered to researchers, psychologists, psychiatrist and therapists from around the world.

IGEA agree insufficient evidence for further regulation of loot boxes by the Australian Government

How many Australian parents have had their children steal their credit cards to make online micro transactions which turn out to be “BIG DEBT transactions”? In many games, players are rewarded with an item that can only be opened by purchasing a key to unlock this item. Clinically, I see children referred for video game …

Dr Le Behind the News ABC interview

Dr Le was recently interviewed on the long running children’s TV show Behind the News on ABC Australia. He was asked to comment on the effect of “likes” on Instagram and social media. This was news segment directed at school students 13 years and under. Segment starts at 15mins 30secs.Link here:

Pembroke Keynote Speech

Dr Le recently had the pleasure of speaking at Pembroke College, Adelaide on mental health and well-being for the modern day school student. His message to the parents that night was “give unconditional love to your children”. He shared the stage with Derrick McManus and Vinh Giang. The night was organised by Loan Chau and …

Student Education and Well-being in the Digital Age – Scotch College Talk

This week Dr Le was delighted to give a talk to the teachers and staff at Scotch College titled “Student Education and Well-being in the Digital Age” at the Torrens Park Campus in Adelaide. Dr Le’s key message was this: “No matter how sophisticated or advanced technology gets, we cannot forget the human aspect of …