AUTHOR: Joanne Cammish
To understand the digital world: go to the source.
If you want to better understand a game or app that's aimed at young people, it's probably worth taking the time to find out about it from the player at source.
I decided to interview my nephew to get his thoughts on Minecraft. He is a reliable source as he been playing Minecraft for the last 5 years and from here on in will be referred to as Minecraft Guru or MG. (He will really love reading that title.)
How did you discover Minecraft?
MG: My 'on trend' grandad (gaming grandad?!) introduced me to Minecraft a few years after its release in May 2009.
Should parents let their children play Minecraft?
MG: YES. Definitely yes.
What do you believe that parents need to know about Minecraft?
MG played against a friend in survival mode just this morning. They were mining for diamonds and strategising in their own heads.
A bit of harmless fun between two mates. MG would also like to mention that his current craze is Pokemon!
Many thanks for your input MG.
Parents and caregivers, I would also recommend the following quick-fixes to get up to speed on Minecraft:
Please let us know how you're doing with Minecraft. We would love to hear from you. And if you have a question for MG, PLEASE do send it on!
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