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  • Raising Gamers: Little Known Ways to Get the Most Out of Playing Video Games

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    “Yeeessss! There’s going to be another Fortnite Day!” I heard a child exclaim in the hallway of my kids’ school last month. Confused, I turned to a teacher for an explanation. He responded “I think they mean snow... 

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  • Do You Recognize the Warning Signs of Video Game Addiction?

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    “I feel like he is addicted to video games!”

    This worry is becoming more and more common among parents. For most, it just means that their child loves technology and has a difficult time unplugging. For some, it means that... 

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  • Video Games and Learning

    I have written my fair share of articles about the negative impact of violent, hypersexualized video games on kids. One of the basic premises of my argument has always been that video games are incredible teachers. In the case of first person shooter games, one of the primary lessons is violence. But of course what video games teach... 

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  • Focusing on Entertainment? Children and Attention

    My son comes home from school and can play video games for hours yet has a really difficult time focusing at school. What is going on here?

    Marta, Missouri

    This is certainly a problem that is bewildering parents everywhere. Whether it is texting, gaming, or spending time on Facebook, young people seem... 

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  • Tips When Buying Video Games for Kids

    Gaming can be great fun. Check out these tips before buying games for your kids: 

    1. Check the rating: age ratings and descriptions are on every box.  Make sure the game you are buying is age rated for your child.
    2. Read the descriptions of the game: if it promises shooting and violence, chances are it will... 
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  • Do Violent Video Games Matter?

    Is there a certain type of game that effects  attitude in children more?  Do you think that certain media should be banned or have more restrictions?

    Jesse, Rush City, MN

     Thank you for the good question, Jesse.

     Nicholas Johnson, a Federal Communications Commissioner, said... 

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