Steven Dupon is an expert in the impact of video games on young people and their families. He combines his youth engagement expertise with entrepreneurial talent to provide services, programs and resources to keep gaming a fun and safe activity. Steven founded the Institute of Games where he provides game development courses for young people, workshops and counselling services for parents and training for professionals. Clients include schools, libraries, community and government organisations, both local and overseas. Steven authored The Parent’s Guide to Gaming and The Parent’s Manual for Dealing with Excessive Gaming. Both publications provide information, resources and tips for parents to reduce harmful gaming behaviours.
Steven’s work for YMCA was awarded with the READYS award in 2014 for excellence and innovation in the delivery of youth services in Victoria. Steven is passionate about sharing the expertise he built up over the past 20 years. He is an experienced speaker and consultant committed to providing you with the skills and resources you need to better engage and empower young people.