Why Video Games Are Addictive

We will talk about addiction and prevention. Taught by a qualified computer scientist with experience in video game programming.

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1 class per week, for 1 week

Single Class Course


50 minutes

Class Duration


1-10 students

Class Size


£50

Per Student


In this class, I will teach my students why video games can become very highly addictive and ways to overcome video game addiction. Symptoms of video game addiction: Are they playing more than 1 hour of video games a day? Are they becoming isolated from family and friends? Are they lying to others about how often they play video games, and do they often play in secret? Do they become upset and irritable when they’re not playing video games? Are they neglecting work or school to play video games? Are they avoiding activities they once enjoyed? Are they skipping meals to focus on gaming? Are they often tired because they’re not getting enough sleep? Did you say yes to any of these? If so you need this class fast! The research will be provided from peer-review papers and research journals to prove how video games can have addictive qualities and the other side effects they can have on the mind and body if spent too long playing them. My students will also be taught a number of ways they are able to limit the time that is played and ways to use their time more productively. Please note: *If you do not see a time or date listed for a class that interests you, please message me with a few possible dates and times and I will do my best to offer a session that will work for your schedule.
Johnathan holds a Bachelors' Degree in Computer Science during which course he learned how to programme video games and the science behind making the games highly addictive, a requirement of the companies who make money from this 90 billion dollar industry. He has worked with all ages in the fields of sports, circus skills and business as a trainer and mentor. He has extensive experience in mentoring and counselling which he applies during this class. Johnathan has been a martial arts expert since the age of 9. From the age of 16 he worked with various circus teams where he learned many skills. He has travelled the world performing for audiences including Formula 1 events, royalty and international superstars. He is a fully insured fire performer with many skills including bubbleology, staff spinning, juggling and stilt walking, to name but a few. As a serial entrepreneur who founded three successful companies before the age of 30, my drive to succeed in life began in my teens when I realised the power of positive motivation. I was lucky enough to have a good mentor who guided me through the intricacies of financial management which helped me to understand the value of money, how to identify and seize opportunities to make money and how to manage an investment portfolio. Johnathan also teaches conversational English to children and adults across the world.
Please note, this class will highlight to students how much of their lives they are wasting on gaming and the harmful effects this has on their minds, bodies and relationships. Some students can find the realisation that the video game addiction problem is profoundly distressing. After this class, you may wish to approach local counselling services to find out what professional support is available to you. Please be aware that addiction is a problem, whether it is video games, drugs, alcohol or any other addictive behaviour. If you identify they have a problem, please seek professional help immediately.

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Johnathan Reynolds

If You Have Fun At Work You Never Work a Day In Your Life
27 teacher reviews total

About Me

I live in Brighton in the United Kingdom by the seaside and hold dual British / American citizenship. I hold a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Brighton.

Whilst studying I founded an events company that had become a successful global business by the time I graduated and which, to this day, supplies some of the best entertainment to corporate events, VIPs, and high-profile parties around the world.

Building on from there I founded an archery tag company that operates throughout the UK, and a bubble performer franchise which I created when my daughter was born as I wanted to add something fun that I could do with her.

I have been a professional performer for over fourteen years and traveled the world performing bubble, fire, and stilt shows. From corporate events to kids’ parties for the rich and famous, I have performed for them all. I founded and have run a global corporate entertainment agency (for over 20 years) and know exactly what it takes to create shows for any event and how to deliver them perfectly. I have also taught archery for PE classes in schools to pupils in every year group. Finally, I am a certified English as a Foreign Language tutor and have been teaching students all over the world from ages 8+ to adults, completely online.

These businesses have provided me with the expert knowledge and experience to teach my ‘How Money Works’, ‘Business 101 for Teenagers’ and investment classes. In fact, my experience as a performer working in the entertainment sector means that I am able to teach not only bubble magic, poi, and staff spinning but also card magic – all fun classes which my students really enjoy.

Business and Finance Skills
In my Business 101 class, I cover what it means to build and own a business, how to take an idea and make money from it, and specifically how to understand the financial aspect of owning and running a business.

My Finance and Money classes teach students what money is and how it works, investment options and opportunities, the difference between credit and debit cards, financial understanding, and how to use credit and loans responsibly. I also teach students everything they need to know about buying a house, including how to start saving for a property and what to do as a house owner.

Circus and Magic Skills
The bubble classes I teach focus on everything to do with bubbles. Starting with how to make the perfect bubble mix to make the perfect bubbles and bubble toys. Once we complete this stage, I teach a range of bubble tricks and explain in detail how and why they work.

In my card magic classes, I cover the basic history of card magic and how to shuffle and hold the cards. We cover beginner coin and card tricks and move on to learn how to force a card. We explore different ways of using these tricks and how to talk when performing.

In my poi and staff spinning classes, I teach students how to perform professionally with this equipment. We begin with simple moves and work up to creating a dynamic show for my students to impress their friends and family. Students are also given access to The Book of Staff Spinning which I published at the age of 21.

Life Skills
My life skills classes cover a range of topics including career options and the value of a university education, how to speak confidently in public, travel safety, and how to plan the trip of a lifetime.
I also offer mentoring for boys and what to expect during puberty and how to deal with the challenges that bring. The mentoring class is designed to support single-parent families who may be in need of an ‘older brother’ or trustworthy male role model.

Language and Games
The English Language classes I teach focus on all levels and aspects of learning English. We use different topics to explore new vocabulary, pronunciation, and conversation skills.

I also run classes on how to play Chequers and Chess.

The main philosophy on which my teaching is based is that learning should be fun and relevant to the student. "If you have fun at work you never work a day in your life" is a motto I use daily! I absolutely love teaching people how to achieve this.

I look forward to teaching you.

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