Children and Gaming Essay

1313 WordsMay 16, 20136 Pages
The Child and Technology There are many factors in the cause of child obesity and their exposure to violence than playing video games. Does “gaming” really cause children to be more violent? Does “gaming” really cause obesity in our children today? If this were true, why would parents simply allow their children to take part in video games? The parents are the ones who buy their children these items, such as the Playstation 3 and even Nintendo DS. Most parents know that gaming can be addictive to children, but shouldn't it be up to the parents to get their children outside and moving, rather than letting them stay indoors to play video games for hours on end? I remember when I was young we were only allowed to play video games for one to two hours a day. Why is it now-a-days parents aren't trying too hard to keep their children from playing video games? 1. I believe parents aren't pushing their kids out of the door to enjoy the day, because they don't want to listen to their children whine about having to go outside. This in turn 2. keeps the child inside and possibly causes them to be stuck in front of the gaming screen for hours on end. With that in mind could this cause the child to become overweight? I don't think gaming is to blame, but the parents are. There are many factors in the cause of child obesity and their exposure to violence than playing video games. In one aspect, you could look at how the parents act in front of their children. 3. If the parents are fighting all the time this could cause the child to adapt an angry temperament. This in itself could cause the child to believe it is okay to yell and fight, because that's what their parents do, so it must be okay. Speaking from personal experience, in my second and third grade year in elementary school my mother was always fighting with her boyfriend in front of me. When I say fighting, I mean

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