There are two things that most adults have grown out of in the last several years: the use of their imagination and the use of their video games. Well, video games are definitely not good enough for a young person’s entire life, but even an older adult can do without them.
As children get older they will find out that they can’t play in their own backyard as often as they used to. Although a great way to spend time, there are some problems with video games. It takes away your ability to be creative and to explore what you can do.
Even if video game developers can figure out how to make more realistic games, we are probably going to be moving beyond that and move into realistic experiences that you won’t have any control over. Even with something like Halo you are never going to have to make a decision about whether the laser cannon is red or green because it doesn’t move at all.
One simple fact is that when you are playing the game you are actually not really doing anything. It is very rare to find a game where you have to think. Your brain is not engaged at all, so your imagination is not engaged either.
Another reason people tend to stop playing games is simply because it is more fun to play with friends. Since the gaming revolution started we have had all of these friends who are all playing the same games and we just have no more need for each other. I still have games with which I enjoy playing but the fact is that it is fun to have a party, go online and play with friends, or do a real world scavenger hunt.
Kids like video games too, but they seem to be getting more of them than adults do. Even if there are fewer games for them now, they still like to play. But the fact is that they don’t want to be children.
This might come as a surprise to parents of year old kids but kids can’t even read the labels on foods anymore. They are growing up so fast. They are scared of what is in the foods that they eat so they avoid those foods.
One thing that a lot of adults also forget is that the real world is a dangerous place. Parents need to be alert and pay attention to what their kids are doing all the time. One way to do this is to limit their exposure to violent video games.
Serious adults do not like to watch violence or to even hear a gunshot. This is why they have learned to restrict their children from watching TV shows that show gun violence. Just the idea of it makes parents uncomfortable.
Even if they allow their children to play video games, they are still not supposed to play online with people that they don’t know. Even if they have the capabilities of doing that on the computer, they still don’t want to do it. They are more at risk for things that could happen in the real world.
It seems like a bad idea to allow them to play online with people that they barely know. With the increase in teen suicide rates and kids getting involved in sex crimes it is not a good idea to let them play a lot of video games. Parents can go online and read up on the new legislation that makes it illegal to sell or trade in games.
Playing video games is not something that kids should be allowed to do. You can talk to your kids about why video games are not good and why they should be limited and they will listen.