Parents - Take Control Of Your Children's Gaming!
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Do you know that
"Watching TV or playing computer games for more than two hours a day is related to greater psychological difficulties irrespective of how active children are"?
(Angie Page, Lead Author of the
Bristol University Research Report - More information is available on the
BBC News and
Even more worries have
been raised by Robert Weis, an associate Professor of Psychology at Denison University in Ohio,
who has said "................we can never say with 100 percent certainty that.... playing video games....causes kids to have delays or deficits in reading and writing performance, but ... we can be pretty confident that...game ownership and the amount of time they spend playing that causes these academic delays……………. Video games could affect a child's brain...and it could compromise his or her ability to do well in certain academic activities.”
Another expert, Alan Delamater,
Director of Clinical Psychology at the Mailman Centre for Child
Development at the University of Miami agrees.
"There's only so much time you can give to
certain activities, and the more you spend with video games, the
more likely you will not progress in academic
parents should be limiting the exposure
these kids have to video games."
Leading United Kingdom
expert, Dr Richard Graham has even set up a rehabilitation
service for youngsters who have become addicted to gaming,
pointing out ".............how seriously their lives can be impaired by unregulated time online, on-screen or in-game."
Dr Graham has come across teenage children spending up to 16 hours a day on
gaming machines with,
"potentially severe consequences"
for their education and social opportunities.
The issue was highlighted recently in an edition of the highly respected BBC Current Affairs Programme, Panorama, entitled "Addicted to Games?" See the report
"Can video gaming cross from innocent fun to addiction?" on the BBC website.
Are you worried about
the amount of time that your child is
spending on gaming rather than on school work or household
chores or on more physical activities?
Have you been looking for a way to control your child's use of his or her gaming machine in a way that is
both effective and allows them to join with you rather than
fight against you?
Read about how one woman took back control of the games in the
Do you want to take
responsibility for regulating the amount of time your child
spends on gaming?
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