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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 12:28 PM
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I wish mine would go out and play. He doesn't even want to go on a vacation. He had over a month of free time and spent every single day playing games.
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Meh, if I had a kid that spent all his or her summer break time playing video games, I would take the console or handheld away and force him to go outside and play for a set amount of time each week to earn a few hours a week to play video games.

Its not healthy to sit and stare at a screen for hours while playing video games. Its not only contributing to the problem of childhood obesity, but causes eye problems down the road. Not to mention it fosters an unhealthy and potentially life ruining addiction.

Okay, I am not saying that video games are lethal to one's health. No. I'm not. I am saying one can become so addicted to them that they spend all their free time playing them and neglecting their hygiene, health, and even going to work some days. This could result in loosing one's job, and impair them on getting another job. Not something that is desirable in my opinion.

This is an extreme example, but I have witnessed myself, the more commonplace problems of video game addiction, including the abnormal level of aggression and terrible and irrational behavior one gets while playing. When I was younger, I would play games and become frustrated to the point of throwing things around my room, tossing the controller into something, mostly the floor, and shouting enough obscenities to make a sailor blush. Not healthy.

Of course, I don't mean to say that any amount of time playing a video game is time poorly spent. I am saying that, like anything, moderation is the key. One should allot a set amount of time, say a few hours a week, to play video games. Then they could plan the rest of their week doing more active things like playing a sport, or swimming at the community pool.

Okay, this is getting a tad long so I'll wrap it up. My older brother had an ingenious idea to remedy childhood obesity and video game addictions. He suggested modeling a system to rely on energy generated from an apparatus like an exercise bike. Then the person could, say, ride the bike for a set amount of time to get a set amount of power to play their video games.

Smart, eh? I like the way he thinks.

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Meh, if I had a kid that spent all his or her summer break time playing video games, I would take the console or handheld away and force him to go outside and play for a set amount of time each week to earn a few hours a week to play video games.

Its not healthy to sit and stare at a screen for hours while playing video games. Its not only contributing to the problem of childhood obesity, but causes eye problems down the road. Not to mention it fosters an unhealthy and potentially life ruining addiction.

Okay, I am not saying that video games are lethal to one's health. No. I'm not. I am saying one can become so addicted to them that they spend all their free time playing them and neglecting their hygiene, health, and even going to work some days. This could result in loosing one's job, and impair them on getting another job. Not something that is desirable in my opinion.

This is an extreme example, but I have witnessed myself, the more commonplace problems of video game addiction, including the abnormal level of aggression and terrible and irrational behavior one gets while playing. When I was younger, I would play games and become frustrated to the point of throwing things around my room, tossing the controller into something, mostly the floor, and shouting enough obscenities to make a sailor blush. Not healthy.

Of course, I don't mean to say that any amount of time playing a video game is time poorly spent. I am saying that, like anything, moderation is the key. One should allot a set amount of time, say a few hours a week, to play video games. Then they could plan the rest of their week doing more active things like playing a sport, or swimming at the community pool.

Okay, this is getting a tad long so I'll wrap it up. My older brother had an ingenious idea to remedy childhood obesity and video game addictions. He suggested modeling a system to rely on energy generated from an apparatus like an exercise bike. Then the person could, say, ride the bike for a set amount of time to get a set amount of power to play their video games.

Smart, eh? I like the way he thinks.
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