Beware Online Games That Are Becoming Increasingly Addictive
With the introduction of online games the attention of kids has been so divided that even their attitudes are somehow becoming a little bit uncontrollable. Some teenagers as well as some college or university students sometimes cannot differentiate reality from fantasy. I have been wondering if this might be the reason why there might be bullies at school when they get to think that they are a part of the game that they are playing online.
I have noticed kids who so are much into gaming that they slowly isolate themselves from others. Somehow they do not even social lives. Their lives become more and more focused on playing online games. There are even times that the only time they take a break is when they already have to go to the restroom. But unfortunately, in the past, I am not really sure if you still remember, there was boy who just could not part from playing the online games and wet his pants.
I am just wondering how parents are dealing with this behavior of a child? Is there a way that parents could let the child play online games on a limited time without making the boy feel that he has to rebel against his parents for doing that. Should there be counseling involved when the problem gets a little bit worse? Are there activities that the family could do every weekend which will slowly but surely divert the child’s attention to better things than just playing online games every weekend?
As for the latter part, I am thinking right now what if the family gets to plan on Friday night over dinner where they would like to go the next day and when the words “online games” come up the parents would simply and nicely convince the kid that there is so much to explore out there than just being stuck inside the room every weekend. Every family member’s suggestion will be taken into consideration, deliberated upon and will be finalize right that moment. I guess at first there might be some struggles but it will be nice if the parents would also show enthusiasm about the whole thing and not only show the kid that there is something that needs to be done with the online game thing.
I would also say that early on if there is a firm stand on playing online games on a limited time I think there will be no future struggles with all kinds of games. I also think if both parents are the outdoor type of people I have a feeling that the kids will also be like them.