We would never put a cigarette or drugs in the hands of our children. Doing so would be immoral and irresponsible.
Video games, like drugs, have addictive properties, and yet we give those freely to our children. Have you ever considered the ramifications of this?
A Parent’s Role in Video Game Addiction
Many parents don’t realize that video games can be every bit as addicting as the most powerful drug on the market. Many video game programmers know exactly what they’re doing when they design the games from the beginning. Not unlike cigarette manufacturers, they want repeat customers.
When one parent discovered the true addictive nature of video games, she made a chilling statement upon realizing her complicit role in her son’s addiction. She said, “I was the dealer!” Moderation is the key to virtually everything in life. As parents, we often need to be our kids’ governors—not their dealers.
Photo via: Shutterstock