High School Esports League

High School Esports League is a technology partner for Lost Tribe.  They provide esports leagues to schools and community organizations as well as resources to schools and parents.

  • Included in this resource are articles including:
    • What is Esports?
    • How Can Esports Benefit My Child?
    • Can Competitive Gaming Be Educational?
    • What About Violent Video Games
    • Too Much Screen Time? 

North American Scholastic Esports Federation

The North American Scholastic Esports Federation is an organization with a mission to provide opportunities for all students to use esports as a platform to develop STEAM-based skills and social-emotional attributes such as communication, collaboration, and problem-solving abilities needed to thrive in work and in life.

  • Parent Resources 
    • Various resources available, including:
      • Esports has opportunities for everyone
      • Parenting a child in a high school esports league
      • Why should educators embrace esports?
      • Are video games good for a developing brain?

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is an organization that provides education and advocacy to families to promote safe technology and media for children.

  • Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Esports
    • Article written in March 2020, answers various basic questions such as: 
      • Is esports bad for kids?
      • What kinds of games are played in esports?
      • What are esports communities like? 

Entertainment Software Rating Board

The Entertainment Software Rating Board is a self-regulatory organization that assigns age and content ratings to consumer video games in the United States and Canada.

  • Tools For Parents
    • Family Discussion Guide
    • Parental Controls
    • Quick Tips (Here’s what you need to know in order to make informed choices about the games your children play.) 
  • Ratings Guide
    • Breakdown of the ESRB ratings and how games get slotted into each category.  A great resource when you are trying to determine which games to allow your kids to play.

Internet Matters

Internet Matters is a nonprofit organization that was set up to help parents keep their children safe online.

  • Online gaming – The basics 
    • Find information about what online gaming is and how to help your child develop good online gaming habits to ensure they get the most out of their experience.
  • Online gaming – The risks
    • Gaming is a fun and sociable way to spend time, encouraging teamwork and developing skills. But, there are a few risks you need to be aware of to help them stay safe and have positive gaming experience.
  • Online gaming – The benefits
    • Online video games can be a way to help supplement your child’s learning and teach them key life skills. Get insight on how it can benefit your child’s development.
  • Resources
    • Take a look at the latest gaming resources to help you navigate the world of online video games, from setting parental controls to finding suitable games for your children.

Gaming 101 for Parents and Grandparents – June 15, 2021

Lost Tribe partnered with the Jewish Grandparents Network on a Gaming 101 webinar in June of 2021.  We know that the generation of kids and teens in 2021 is very invested in the digital world – for communication, social media, gaming, etc.  What if there was a way for you to learn a bit more about it?  There may even be an opportunity for parents and grandparents to actually connect with their kids and grandkids through gaming.

During this webinar, we learned about online gaming: how it works, why it is so popular, and how participants find meaning and connections in gaming and among the gaming community.  Participants were able to expand your relationships with kids and teens through the use of the same language, being able to communicate with each other, bridging the gaps between the generations, and so much more.

Lost Tribe was excited to have as the presenter, Todd Harris, an entrepreneur who has been leading video game and esports businesses for 15 years.  Todd is the Co-Founder of Hi-Res Studios, one of the largest video game studios in the Southeast and Founder and CEO of Skillshot Media, a leading east-coast esports infrastructure and production company.  Todd is also the chair of the North American Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF).

Watch highlights of the webinar here:

Esports 101: Gaming for Parents – 2020

Lost Tribe Esports hosted a popular webinar called Esports 101: Gamin for Parents. Joining us on this call was Todd Harris, CEO of Skillshot and member of the tribe, who presented, and answered questions relating a wide range of topics including:

  • Online safety
  • Screen time and balance
  • Socialization and virtual friendship
  • Violence in video games
  • Esports Industry information

Watch highlights of the webinar here: