Is there really a link between video games and teen suicide?
Consider this perspective.
We have talked before about how teens today are suffering from entertainment and electronic overload. This is having an unintended consequence in that the overstimulation of the pleasure centers in their brains is making it so that nothing satisfies them. When you cannot find satisfaction you lose hope. When you lose hope you lose the will to live. Is it any wonder then why American kids now lead the world in teen suicide?
The problem starts with a lack of self-restraint and discipline. As parents, we are not putting limits on our kids’ electronic playtime and we are not teaching them to exercise restraint on their own. So let us heed Proverbs 19:18, “Discipline your son for in that there is hope. Do not be a willing party to his death.”
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