Video Games: The Facts Behind The Fun
The last decade has been witness to a quantum leap in video gaming technology. From the diversity of games on the market, to the complexity of devices that display them, it’s a much different world out there. For “Screenagers”, the current generation of technologically driven adolescents, video games have become an identifiable and influential cultural factor.
They’re fun. They’re exciting. They occupy energetic minds for hours. Newer games, like the wii, even challenge our physical stamina and coordination. There is no doubt that there are many fine uses for this ever-expanding field of entertainment technology. But there are also things that parents need to be familiar with. The premature exposure to mature subjects, the strong influence of alcohol marketing upon young gamers, the possible impact upon social-psychological development, exposure to online stalkers, and even worries of video game addictions should at least be reviewed.
There is a lot to keep track of. But don’t worry, most of it is easily treated by a good ole’ fashioned dose of parental guidance. A little knowledge will help you make sure that your child’s gaming experience remains the fun and innocent pastime it should be.
- How can I review a game that my child wants to play?
- Is everyone really playing video games?
- Can video games really harm my child?
- How can I stop my kids from playing elsewhere?
- What is a video game stalker?