Kids should stop playing computer games

@lady1993 (17462)
Philippines
September 24, 2011 4:19am CST
These days i noticed that little kids have access to technology and they get addicted to it sometimes, all day playing computer games, texting,etc.. I haven't even had a cellphone until I was in college and i had a computer when I was in high school.. I still got to enjoy my childhood without technology.. Kids should also d that t and not get too immersed in gadgets...
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33 responses
• Philippines
24 Sep 11
The way technology and media affects kids of today, well yes it is important to guard our kids with regards to these kinds of gadgets and stuffs. Students should focus more on studies. Of course computer can be of help especially internet for their assignments and studying but I would still guide my kids about it and I am not going to allow them to take so much time in computers,alone. Playing games is okay but only on weekends where they don't have their class and I will choose what type of games they will play, I won't allow violent games. Educational games are better to mold their minds. But most of all, games will be in schedule, not to consume the whole day being wasted for nothing productive. I will encourage them to develop their skills like drawing, painting, crafts making and cooking. This is more advantageous rather than those online games which will profit them nothing.
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• China
24 Sep 11
The photo you picture is so beautiful, i dont know it is your dream or it has come true.My little bro plays the compute games all day long and nobody can stop him.He does not eat,does not sleep,does not drink,he does nothing except playing computer games.When he was at his nine or ten,he was a very cute boy and we all liked him so much.But now he totally changed.I dont know what should I do to save him,my mother and dad they can do nothing,we all fell helpless and sad.
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@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
26 Sep 11
@ strawberry, Yes, Advancement in technology is really of great help to our present day living. But abusing it's use can have negative effects on us. Like some have said, these games are really addicting so I guess parents should set schedules on their children when to and not to play this games. And they should also monitor what games or programs their kids are watching which in their opinion is not right for them. @ gr8jordan, I think your brother is already addicted to computer games. Since you have said nobody can stop him you should seek the advice of professionals before it's too late. I hope you and your parents can do something to help your brother.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
24 Sep 11
I agree. But I guess it also benefits us. Like what I have read in yahoo news last week. A group of computer gamers had solved the mystery of AIDS. But the main disadvantage is that, it can damage their eyesight. It can also make them unhealthy. Some friends I know, their children spend long time playing games, and didn;t have time to exercise.
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@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
Yes, it does benefit us if only we use it properly. It could teach kids too since the internet has some educational sites.. But parents should limit the use of the gadgets since as you have said, it makes us unhealthy and ruins our eyesight..
@Triple0 (1907)
• Australia
24 Sep 11
Welcome to the modern world where kids have become zombies and only socialize with their computers and video game consoles! Yeah, kids have been indulging into a little too much video games and technology these days. I saw on the news that even an infant knows how to use an Ipad! I don't even know how to even use one! Kids are being exposed to such technology as such an young age and it can do some detrimental damage. So many kids are victimized by online predators and abuse the internet such as abusing Facebook. Some of my little cousins play really violent games, I just hope they don't become violent to people in real life.
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@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
I used to play violent games too- but since I am quite mature I never really do them in real life. But some kids don't know the difference yet of right and wrong... o maybe they'd do what they see on tv and their games. I've just seen an iPad, but never really used it too.
@wowash95 (81)
24 Sep 11
I can understand kids hanging out with friends online. I just don`t understand those games that content soo much blood, voilence, so much unreal. Kid`s brain is memorising almost everything he did. So they may become something they actually play. My sugestion is, get off your PC and go out with your friends, That`s best way to have fun. Virtual world Isn`t real world! :)
@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
yes, I agree with your suggestion- kids shouldn't be exposed to technology all the time, virtual stuff- and instead, interact with real people face to face and exercise and play.
• Philippines
24 Sep 11
I encourage my kids to play video or computer games, that's not a problem to me, as long as they do really well in school. Also, I provide them a strict schedule on when can they play such games and how long. I will always depend on how the parents discipline their children. Children will be children and it is up to us adults to ensure that our children will not go astray.
@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
With regards to controlling the children, it's the responsibility of the parents to limit or control their children time with computer games or other gadgets specially in school days.
@maximax8 (28249)
• United Kingdom
24 Sep 11
My 16 year old son has a computer and he bought some computer games for it. He enjoyed these so much he asked to have an x box and a play station. He has got both of those and he plays war games on them. Luckily he is also very studios and he is doing well at college. He doesn't have a mobile phone and thinks if he did he might lose it. In today's world teenagers all like playing computer games and it wouldn't be easy to stop. These days technology has all sorts of things and these are what teenagers understand.
• India
24 Sep 11
That very great. They should play and enjoy but should also concentrate on their studies. Your son is having a great time then and he is doing a great job. Best of luck for his future.
@maximax8 (28249)
• United Kingdom
24 Sep 11
Thanks, my son is so keen on his studies and he did excellently in his exams he took this summer. He is now studying at a higher level. He is getting an award for excellence in History and an award for 100% attendance. The computer games are a way for him to relax.
• United States
24 Sep 11
You have a very reasonable outlook towards your boy's playing. When I was a kid I beat mario bros. We loved playing nintendo, and then sega, and then sony, and so on... But my brothers and I played outside all the time too. Movies and tv were also apart of our childhood. I would say that if the games back then were as high advance in offering deep storyline, and hightec gameplay, us kids would of been disposing much more of our time in gameplaying. For example, when playstation made Final Fantasy 7, us three boys and my mother all enjoyed playing countless hours, days. But giving an appropriate allowance for time to play, especially in reward for your son's study habits is great! Gameplay needs a reasonable look. there is a rating system parents should consider. And if a child may gain certain undesiarable attitudes changes should be made. But it is suppose to be a form of r-and-r. I think if your child can find it that way then it works. Or if your child will exhaust and frustrate themself to the point of breaking things then it doesnt work as Fun. So look at it in the right point of view. Technology is the present and future, and the kids love it. Why not, look at us all using mylot to talk.
@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
24 Sep 11
sorry but i have to disagree... playing games is only an entertainment, we can all enjoy it as long as we know when to play it and when not to. Playing games is similar to shopping, it can release our stress but it also can be an addiction. Telling a kid not to play games is like telling girl not to shop.
• India
24 Sep 11
Yeah you are right too. I agree with you too. lol, but you are absolutely correct.
@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
25 Sep 11
sorry if my example feel like sexism to you, most if not all my female friends do shopping to release their stress, that's what they told me when one time i asked them why they like shopping, so my example are based on my experience, but if you feel it's inappropriate then i'm sorry. Now back to video games, you don't have to play them if you don't want to, but don't forbid other people if they want to. I think most activity related to releasing the stress are often seen as waste of time by other people but not the one who did it. For instance. for people who have cars then cycling seems to be a waste of time, but for people who enjoy cycling those activity are not waste of time. The discussion titled "Kids Should Stop Playing Video Games", i think that's like forbid someone to do something they like.
@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
28 Oct 11
@surfer222 yes, it is for entertainment, but kids don't really know when to stop sometimes since they are not mature yet...I agree with LilyLoretta though, kids are better of doing things that benefit them. Sometimes hardcore or violent video games affect their behavior and maybe make them bad...
@bachyyy (195)
• Bulgaria
24 Sep 11
When I was a kid I was going out with my friends and I haven`t came home until dinner. We didn`t have computers and we used to play outside . It was funnier and i don`t forget it . I don`t know how nowadays kids play only on the computers and don`t go outside . They don`t know what they miss .I think that they should play outside more to have real friends not online ones .
@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
Yes, when i was a child i did that too- I usually played with my sister and some neighbors though.. It was quite fun, and it would be nice if kids these days could also feel the fun that we had when there was not much advanced technology..
28 Oct 11
yes, i do agree with u upto some extent. Barring the children from vedio games totally would be a bit harsh. they should be allowed to get aquainted with the technology but with limitation. and childrens should be also encouraged to play outdoor games. so that they remain fit!!!
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
Gadgets are addictive - All computer games are not good for the kids
Yes computer games must be restricted from kids or if not totally at least give them limited time only. It is so addictive and this makes the children dull I believe. I think those parents who allow their children to immerse themselves on these gadgets are not wise. These gadgets are so costly but to me it is just waste of money and not beneficial for they are actually depriving the children of the normal way of living and besides they are also not good for their eyes.
@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
28 Oct 11
Yes,there are surely a lot of disadvantages that people get from playing too much computer games. if only someone would invent a good computer game which will help kids learn good stuff..maybe even related to school.
@marguicha (94446)
• Chile
27 Sep 11
Kids have too many gadgets and they get adddicted to them. But it´s the parents who buy them. I´m sure that if parents played more with their kids, they would need less material things.
@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
28 Oct 11
yes,if only parents can spend more time with their kids.. But because living is very expensive these days, both parents may need to work to give their kids a good life and gadgets too.
@best2011 (210)
26 Sep 11
although its fun for the kids to play games .. but i think the kids should be allowed to play for a certain extent only .. its affects their eye sight as well as the studies and physical condition also gets worsen because they dont do the exercises ,,,, but they should be allowed to use technology under parrents guidance
@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
28 Oct 11
Well, for a period of time is also okay..as long as they know how and when is the right time to stop.. But these days parents have become too busy and rarely have time to spend with their children so I doubt that they can guide them well.
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
25 Sep 11
Yes, I noticed this too. Young kids have started to become more and more into their gadgets. They don't really enjoy their childhood as much as kids before do.. Some children just spend their time staring at their psps, computers, etc..
@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
28 Oct 11
Yes, it is really sad that they don't get to enjoy playing outside since the are just indoors playing games... It is more fun to play outside with friends too...and you get to exercise.
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Sep 11
I don't think kids should stop playing computer games. That would be like asking for the moon. I think that kids should be given a certain amount of time to play and then have other things like family time, chores, homework and such that they have to do each day.
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Sep 11
I think kids should have a change to experience things even if it is just for a short period .
• India
24 Sep 11
As the old saying is excessive use of any thing cause bad effect.Same with technology and video games and the gadgets available for everyone including kids. I dont agree we should absolutely stop kids to play vid games. Playing with vid games makes em more friendly with technology..it creates a kind of alertness in brain to respond quickly..but I again repeat it should be in controlled manner. It doesnt mean the children stop playing out door games which makes em fit mentally and physically both. So- Absolute ban - NO They should be allowed in parents/guardians guidance.
@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
28 Oct 11
If only there were video games where kids could actually learn something... so it is okay to play with that every day.. But computer games these days are all about missions of monsters and killing something..
@Graceekwenx (3163)
• Philippines
24 Sep 11
You can say that again! I see computer addiction in my nephews. Oftentimes, we would have difficulty to come down and have their dinner at the table, we would have to literally pull them away from the computer!
@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
28 Oct 11
Wow.. that situation is quite severe.. You should definitely keep doing that though, since maybe one day they would learn to control themselves...
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
24 Sep 11
Yeah I absolutely agree with you. They not only get addicted but start being lazy too and their eyesights get bad too.
@lady1993 (17462)
• Philippines
25 Sep 11
Yeah, because they stayed most of their time in front of computer or playing games with their PSP and the likes. So instead of helping their parent's with household chores during weekends or during holidays they were glued to these gadgets. I think parents should give them schedules or limiting their time on theses gadgets.
• United States
26 Oct 11
When I was in high school I never had much of a problem with videogames since I always did my homework first when I got home from school. Now that I'm much older I don't play videogames much because I'm busy earning online and that keeps me on the computer writing and earning money so I usually don't play videogames a whole lot.
@garson (886)
• United States
17 Oct 11
Well, hoping that kids should stop playing computer games is also asking that there shouldn't be any video games at all. This certainly won't happen because programmers, video game developers, and people involved are making a living. Hopefully, parents know and try to get involve with what their kids are playing. It's easy to say, but they need to do it.
@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
4 Oct 11
Not really friend. Kids should continue playing their computer games, but we must control them. Playing computer games can help them in their co-ordination, computer knowledge, and improve their vocabularies. This is what I have found among my children. No matter what activity it is, we shall allocate our kids' time properly so that, they will not become the addicts in one and ignore other activities. We should keep reminding and training our children this practice.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
2 Oct 11
What you are suggesting is that we go back in time. Modern technology and it's advances are here to stay. My experience with my first mobile phone was when I was 47 and I purchased my first computer the following year. Why not go back even further and get rid of TV and dishwashers and fast food outlets (just to name a few pertinent things). Let's go back to a time when families spent more time together, were not so busy and only had one car. This was a time when a TV was basically a babysitter while parents struggled to earn more money to pay for the gadgets and life style everyone had to have. Modern technology has brought us more problems than we can deal with but it ain't about to go away and most people would not want to change anything.