thoughts

Australia
February 3, 2007 11:52pm CST
Do you think that children these days spend far much time on playstations , xboxs etc !! That it effects their grades at school ! What are your thoughts on this topic !!
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@merkava (1225)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
I must agree. I too was a video game addict back in my days. It wasted my time and money. Grades weren't much of a problem for me but my addiction to video games were. The only time I stopped playing the games was when I have reached each games ending. I don't know if the generation today is lucky to have high-end console games or unlucky because it really absorbs a lot of time in their hands. Since the game console is here to stay I guess the best thing we can teach kids is discipline. No use confiscating their game console because there's still a bunch of other electronic playing devices and if you've managed to confiscate them all they'll just go over to a friends place who has them.
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• Australia
4 Feb 07
I never confiscated the playstation off my step son Ben , I got very sneaking let him made the decision on what his punishment should be for his bad grades !! We knew what the problem was just had to fix it in a sneaky way !!
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@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I do think that many children today spend too much time playing video games. I am not sure if it is effecting their grades at school, but I think it really is effect their physical body. I mean I see a lot of kids playing the video games and not getting out and being active outside, and then they gain weight and aren't in good shape.
• Australia
4 Feb 07
I do agree with your comment as we I beleive their not as fit as we were as children !! We were more active in our childhood and we always made our own fun !! We never had video games etc to keep as entertained
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Yes too many children get so absorbed into fun and games that the grades so suffer. I will tell my daughter when she was in school that she couldnt play any games until homework was done and checked and if her grades slipped the xbox would be put up for a week. And hey, it actually worked. She is now in college! :)
• Australia
4 Feb 07
I feel it does my step is a good example he played them for years up to half wya through last year !! His grade were not to flash before that after that his were mazing he is doing year 11 this year and continues not to play his playstation during school days , school holidays is a different story !!!
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I firmly believe this is the case. I think kids time should be limited, say 1 hour a day maybe more on weekends. My youngest, 15, was spending so much time on the computer he not only crashed my pc but was doing nothing else. When I got the new laptop I banned him from using it (except emergancies) and now he has to walk to the college to use the computer lab if he want's on the computer. This works because he either walks or skateboards up there and back, he's getting excersice and fresh air, he's spending time with good kids (it's a Christian University), and he's discovered the rec hall where he can play pool, the open basketball court times (inside).
• Australia
4 Feb 07
That is a great idea . We do have have computer labs at schools here that the kids have acess to after school after or even during schools