Question for Parents - what do you think of video games? - FamilyEducation
Question for Parents - what do you think of video games?
04/21/2012 at 11:55 AM

Do you play any games? How about your kids? I would love for you to take my survey about what you think of video games. It should only take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Thanks so much for your input! Please email me at livewell111@yahoo.com to receive the survey link.

"What do you think of video games" is a pretty broad topic. It depends on the age, definitely the type of game, the amount of time played, when do they play it (is homework and chores done) and does someone play with them?
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Video games Boooooo! brb I gotta check my farmville...
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No really, think about the audience you are asking. My question; what do you think about phyical activity and sunlight?
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It would definetly depends on one's age but it should be played not more than 30 minutes because outdoor games should be preferred over indoor as they keep your child more fitter.
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I'm a proponent of video games. Like everything though, they must be played in moderation and parents need to be responsible for monitoring what their kids play and whether or not they are the right age to play a game. That's what the ESRB is for. Use it.
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I think that they are fine if they are age appropriate and are limited. It's easy for kids to play them all day long and waste their lives.
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But my son is addicted to games, I don't want him to play so much, I want to block games on our computer now.
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It depends on what type of games they are and what the age restriction is. The are so many different types of games and a lot of them can be beneficial toward your child. When your child does not sport, but you would like him to partake in such an exercise, why not let him play sport on something like Wii or PlayStation 3. He will still get exercise and he won't be forced to do the outdoor sporting events. I would much rather my child play video games, safely in our home, than him/her be outside doing all the wrong things. But in the end, I will still make sure that he/she makes enough friends and still stays social and enjoy the outdoors as often as they can.
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video games can be very goal ,provided the parents help to do the proper monitoring of the child.Don't allow your child to do too much video games. Also, you should be mindful of the type of game your child plays because some games are not so good morally.
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they are ok if they are monitored and have a time limit to play. i wouldnt want my child playing daily and for hours straight.
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I like your answer! Sunlight & Physical activity definitely are better than video games. In the world we live in, our kids are pretty much guaranteed a job in front of a computer, and when not at work, they will use various media throughout the day. So for now, I want my kids to play outside in the sun (or the rain!) and hold off on the video games until much, much later!
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Video games (as long as they are age appropriate and non-violent) can actually be used as an incentive for children to comply. It can be a very powerful motivator for parents to use with their kids. However, I would suggest monitoring the amount of time that your children are permitted to use video games (and any other electronics) per day.
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Addiction of video games is harmful for kids. but for some times it is enjoyable.
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Video game is like a entertainment game when you are fill boring then u play games for cool mind.
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Definitely depends on what the game is...growing up I played nitendo and sega with my siblings and I never got addicted, mad or any other type of behavior that is associated with video games. My parents only allowed us to play for a certain amount of time, but we usually wanted to play outside anyway. Times have definitely changed and it's become more of the norm to play video games rather than play outside (which is awful). They are fun and do make for great social activities but only for a short amount of time. If your child is playing for hours on end, I think it can cause a problem. I would ease them into them starting with educational games or wii games that they can move around and still be active.
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Let them play all they want. Adventure games and RPGs have copious amounts of reading. That alone should be a good enough reason.
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