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Dr.SharK

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#1 12 years ago

It's a known fact, that most parents don't like their kids playing games all the time, because they think it hurts them. But it does infact, (for the most) make them smarter with reflxes fx, so why do parents think games are evil?

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#2 12 years ago

Name: Jake Papas Sex: Male Age: 15 My view: I agree, for some reason parents have an aversion to me playing games. Just as in their day their parents probably objected to them watching TV and their parents disapproved of this new-fangled "Cinema." I think it's inevitable that our parents want what's best for us so much so that they are a little too overprotective and wary of new technology, which presents so many potential threats.




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#3 12 years ago

You don't have to put your name do you?

Sex: Male Age: 15 Opinion: There is nothing wrong with computer games. Every so often a murder or something is commited by a child, and it is blamed on computer games. This is, in my opinion, a completely wrong judgement. It is ALWAYS a fault of the parents of the child. If the game was violent enough to cause the child to kill someone, why was the child allowed to play it by the parents? Why did they not notice other violent behaviour by the child and act upon it? And why does no-one blame the mentality of the child? There will always be nutters in any society.

Other times, games are blamed on lack of concentration at school. Again, if it is having such a detrimental (spelling correct?) effect on the child, why do the parents allow the child to play the games all night (for example)? Why does no-one blame the chavs for staying out all night getting drunk? Video games aren't alcoholic.

Games are scapegoats for the effects of bad parents, and are easy things to blame. It has probably been going on for ages. Say Mr and Mrs Grunt the cavemen have a son. If they let Master Grunt throw stones at another caveman and someone gets killed because of this (weird example I know), is it the fault of the stones? Of course not, it's the fault of Mr and Mrs Grunt for not noticing that Master Grunt is doing this.

Hope that helps. :)




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#4 12 years ago

I aint putting my name Sex: Male ________ Age: 20 ____________ Your opinion: Games get a lot of bad rep in the press about influencing kids who go postal(no pun intended) but one thing some people dont seem to understand that millions of people play these games from your city officials, to the corporate executives, to the teenager. The people who are influenced by them are probably bad eggs or there is something wrong with them prior to playing these games. Now are games at fault? No but they do play an influence. Are they totally at fault? Certainly not. For your thugs games like GTA possibly just encourages their lifestyle but wont make your average little Johnny go out and rob people and take their cars. In my opinion parents should keep an eye on what their kids play. Is the rating system flawed? No. Its doing exactly what its suppose to and its up to the parents to do the rest. While games are certainly not the cause they are indeed an influence. But I would also like to add even without these games playing an influence something bad in that boy or girls head will go off by something else. _________________ -----




Dr.SharK

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#5 12 years ago

Thanks for the responses :) I still need more, i'm hoping to get to 10 responses.




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#6 12 years ago

Name: I Have one Sex: Male Age: 28 Opinion: As far as parents and games, well I think their should be a floating base line on when to get what, and what to get. Children, and youths tend to mimic those they idolize, which can make small children a bit more apt to violence, i.e. while “role-playing“ their favorite (insert hero/baddy/ name). Which alone wouldn’t be bad at all, but with repetition of anything long enough it becomes easier to do, and more like a routine. On the other many kids can handle anything a game throws at them, and enjoy it thoroughly. So this is really subjective to the individual and family. Video games of today are increasingly rich in violence, profanity, sexuality, glorified drug use and a ton of other mature issues. So yeah I think good parenting needs to be in their somewhere. There’s no reason little Tim at 5 years old should be playing Playboy Mansion, Gambling, or Doom3, but who’s to say his older brother cant? How much older, is subjective…




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#7 12 years ago

Dr. SharKIt's a known fact, that most parents don't like their kids playing games all the time, because they think it hurts them. But it does infact, (for the most) make them smarter with reflxes fx, so why do parents think games are evil?

Im doing a project on "Computergames" and thus the everlasting "Parents and Games" came up. If you would like to help me please use the following form.

I myself, will tell this thread to be closed when i have enough responses

Sex

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Age

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Your opinion

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I thank you very much for taking the time to make my project better, and i will thank you in my credits (;o) )

-Dr.SharK

Sex: Male, and yes please. Age: 21 Opinion: Parents worry because the Daily Express tells them to worry, though the basis of worry is questionable at best. For someone to commit unprovoked violence requires a mental disorder, not a DVD with some software code on it. Whether video games desensitise people to violence is questionable, and there is more evidence to suggest that it is movies which do this anyway. Believe it or not, there was in fact lots of violence before video games! Weird, eh? But alas, it is simply easier to use a scapegoat rather than try to address the real problems, especially where lawyers are concerned.

A more realistic and quantifiable concern of video games is that it makes children fat, blind and socially inept, which is cause enough to restrict the amount of time they play on it. And it does distract them from their studies, which is even more good cause. Whether the parents can be bothered to do so is another matter, of course.




Nusentinsaino

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#8 12 years ago

Sex: Male

Age: 19

Opinion: I think that kids need to go outside and do some constructive things worth of their life. Why? Playing video games does not achieve anything, and it is a waste of your life. So, I think parents should be responsible for their children until they turn 18.




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#9 12 years ago

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Age: 14

opinion: Parents want their kids to socialize, not lock themselves in their rooms pressing buttons and staring at a screen. There are far more important things than video games.




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#10 12 years ago

not giving age/name Sex: Male

Opinion:Video games slow the aging of the brain, help with multitasking, and improve reflexes, they rule. Parents are using them as a scapegoat.