Should parents regulate their children’s time devoted to video games?
In my family we have decided to take that question under the control from the very beginning because all games played on screens, are extremely addictive, particularly for boys. We bought smartphones for kids and installed the mspy app to view a list of all apps installed on it and block those we don’t wish our kids to use. Now we have no problems with video games at all because we know for sure what kind of games kids play into.
Left alone, kids will play video games every moment of every day – while their interpersonal skills, ability to socialize with others, necessity to tie two words in a sentence and contributing to the household would just be neglected.
Video games are just games, and kids are too young to get their long-term priorities straight, and that’s where parents come in.
Parents are not two tall and great friends – they are parents who care about their child enough to unplug the console for child’s own good.