How much do you, or would you, let your child play video games?
Well - my child is only 3 - However i do have a niece and nephew a little older. Depending on the content, it would say it depends very greatly. No more than an hour, to be realistic - and of course after homeowrk, chores and etc have been completed. In place of televeision, I would allow my daughter, when she is old enougth to play an educational game - for an hour or so -
My 16 year old daughter has no interest in video games, so thats a relief. My 10 year old has a wii which she only plays for a few hours a week in total. Fortunately I have never had any problems in this area. My nephew aged 14 on the other hand is pretty much obsessed with video games and plays them on average 4 or 5 hours a day which I think is way too much. I think that he should be limited to an hour or so each day as he is becoming more and more reclusive, has virtually no social life and gets very little excercise or fresh air. I think that some games can become addictive. There are a lot of good educational games available, but I would still limit the time spent on them to around an hour per day.
the day i have a kid, i'm throwing him outside with a bat and a ball and he won't be allowed to come inside till nightfall, just to eat and do his homework, then off to sleep...i do not want my kids growing up on video games because video games have helped lower the standards of kids nowadays...they get dumber as the graphics get better.
I agree with the other hubbers who have answered here. I don't have any children yet, but when/if i do, I will keep it down to an hour or so a day. I played video games when I was little and had a great time. But I also spent a fair share of time running around outside getting into mischeif.
I agree with all of you guys; the day I hopefully can have a kid, I will give him a certain period of time where she/he will be able to play video games (obviously after getting all of her/his school work done) but, have you guys thought about the strategies and tactics that kids can develop from some healthy games that they can use in a future life and putting them to practice ? I'm just wondering if that could be possible.
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