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Posted by Braxton Colongione on Aug 24, 2011

The New Cardboard Box And Stick

When I was younger video games were yet to be a common household item. I was 11 years old when I got my N64 and I was one of the few kids to have one. I remember being as excited as I could be when my parents let me have the box from the new refrigerator, that coupled with a cool stick and I was the most popular kid on the block.

 

But these days the cardboard box and stick are now the game console and controller. Just about every kid has a video game of some sort. Whether it be an Xbox or a cheap plug n play from Kmart, most every kid owns one. Another thing I always found interesting is the level of concentration and problem solving kids will put into a video game. But after the game is over they will go barely attempt home work. It just goes to show there is a difference between a lazy child and a disinterested one.

 

Which Brings me to a pressing question. Have video games hurt our youth? I would most definitely say no. Most of the time the only way a child can be hurt or hindered by a video game is if a parent allows them to be. Some have said certain video games are too violent for kids and young teens. Lets say for just a minute that these games are dangerous for kids. You know what else is dangerous for kids? Chainsaws. A chainsaw is not something any child should be using, and if a child is hurt from using a chainsaw I’m pretty sure the police will blame the parents not the chainsaw company.

 

All in all video games are a great way to relax, have fun and connect with other people. They can become an issue but only when they are allowed to be. So, next think twice before you but that M-rated game for your 13 year old.

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