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Wednesday, July 15 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm
What Teens Tell Us About the Role of Games During COVID-19

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Tech-savvy kids and teens are showing incredible resilience during social distancing as they lean on online play and friends for human connection and mental well-being. Roblox’s recent survey of teens found that they continue spending quality time with existing friends via games and chat apps, making new ones and enjoying improved relationships. In this fireside chat, industry luminary Katie Salen Tekinbaş and Roblox’s Digital Civility leader Laura Higgins discuss the new data on play during COVID-19.

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Katie Salen Tekinbaş

Professor, Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine
Katie Salen Tekinbaş is a Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California at Irvine, a member of the Connected Learning Lab, and Chief Designer and co-founder of Connected Camps. Her work focuses on meeting kids where they are at in order to design engaging... Read More →

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Laura Higgins

Director of Community Safety and Digital Civility, Roblox
Laura Higgins is Director of Community Safety and Digital Civility at Roblox with more than two decades of experience building proven safeguarding, online safety and civility programs. Roblox’s groundbreaking digital civility initiative is focused on providing the community with... Read More →

Wednesday July 15, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT