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Games For Kids to Play - Make The Right Choice

Jun 13, 2008
Some researchers believe that kids addiction to video games may not be healthy for that, in fact, some of psychologists believe that certain action games that involve violence may produce different levels of aggressiveness in children towards real people.

We, as parents, should take control over what games our kids play and set limits on the amount of time they spend playing.

Do you play video or online games? The statistic is quiet shocking: the average age of a game player is 33 years old. Yes, it's 33. Hard to believe, but reality is that parents sometimes get addicted to games their children playing. I, myself, got totally addicted to Rayman Raving Rabbids, I just love these terrible creatures. Do I believe that my son would start chasing people with toilet plunger on the streets after playing the game? Highly unlikely.

With all this hype about video games first thing you need to do is to carefully explore the description on a package. The detailed information and content of a game is presented in details on the back of every game box. Check a game rating on a game's package. For more information visit The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) organization that assigns the ratings that appear on the front and back of every game available for purchase or rental.

You have to get familiar with game rating symbols and understand their meaning.
Secondly some kids are often asking adults, sometimes in a very sweet and irresistible manner, to buy them games intended for older kids.

I think in this situation parents should use their common sense and validate their kids request from different angles: Is the game that your kid is asking you to buy violent? Is there a mature content involved? Is this a type of the game that could make your son or daughter irritable and hyperactive? Use your common sense, at the end who knows your kid better than you do?

If you are not sure if the proposed game may affect your child in a bad way stand your ground and be firm by saying "no". Unless you know the game inside out and play a particular game intended for teens yourself it is better not to take the risk.
Always consider your child's behavior and personality.

Be proactive and read game reviews available online and game magazines, download games demo or rent it for free with online game rental stores. If you get involved and play together with your child you'd better understand his or her needs and you'd be certainly more aware of what your child is up to. When my son is asking me for another game

I do a full research online, talk to other parents and see what they have to say about the game, ask questions on game forums if for some reason certain game concerns me.

Good luck and happy playing!
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