Saturday, July 31, 2010

Video games


Subject: videogames and kids

Question: how does video games affect the way kids develop, and how much influence can this video games have in their behavior?

Answer: Dear Anonymous:

I am not an expert in this area. There is research you can probably find by doing a search on google. However from a common sense approach I would say if a child is spending more than an hour a day playing video games they are losing time for self care, playing and interacting with family and friends.
 There are only 24 hours in a day, 8 of those for sleep and 8 for work/school leaves only 8 hours for taking care of oneself, eating meals, exercise, play with family and friends, expanding intellectually etc..... Any activity which is out of balance is going to have a negative effect on the person as a whole as these other areas will be neglected.

Hope this helps.

M Kay Keller