alot of people are assuming things here
ok first of all
Video Games have never Killed anyone EVER!! Theres never been ANY PROOF!
Stop being prejudice for one second please
Ive played video games for quadrillions of hours *yes i started during the Triassic Period*
why arent I dead? being some of you think the game actually hurt the kid
games are educational , they keep kids out of crime; and they teach you "if you go shooting people YOU will eventually GET SHOT TOO"
it always happens its impossible to get away perfectly unscathed
i WOULD let my kid go outside and play like i did as a child BUT
theres this thing going on in america right now called CHILD RAPISTS and KIDNAPPINGS
I live in a big city of 250,000+ people so the odds of something going wrong are reasonable enough for me to protect my child by keeping her inside
unless IM there to Watch Her constantly
shes only 1 right now but soon she will be wanting to go play outside in a few years
And she will; but I will be watching !!!
too many kids go missing and end up dead or raped
Im not taking those chances im sorry
I would rather her play a game or watch TV or READ A BOOK , actually
Reading a Book is probably the BEST thing a kid can do
Better than playing outside
but to keep a kid balanced and in good spirits/health
you must do Everything
play outside some; read some; play video game some or watch a little TV
get them to Build things like a "model rocket" or put togeather Puzzles
you know what i mean its common sense
just spread things out; get everything in there
get the kid to expierance all facets of "Having Fun"
and its always best to show your kid that "reading is hella fun"
dont ever act like its boring !!! because in Reality Reading ISNT boring!!!
only stupid people thing reading is boring....by definition
and Fear Not; none of you are stupid
You all obviously Love reading quite a bit; because your on ATS forums which is proof you have read alot in your life
props on the high educational value of ATS and the educated people who make it this way
Thank all of you!
but dont go thinking video games are bad! they are not!
its the parent who is at fault! not some entertainment medium
thanks for listening
Beam me up scotty