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...More...
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Posted by Dr. Dave Walsh • December 4, 2012 • No Comments
Posted by Dr. Dave Walsh • February 27, 2012
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?
This is certainly a problem that is bewildering parents everywhere. Whether it is texting, gaming, or spending time on Facebook, young people seem...More...
Posted by Dr. Dave Walsh • January 21, 2011
Gaming can be great fun. Check out these tips before buying games for your kids:
- Check the rating: age ratings and descriptions are on every box. Make sure the game you are buying is age rated for your child.
- Read the descriptions of the game: if it promises shooting and violence, chances are it will...
Posted by Dr. Dave Walsh • January 10, 2011
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...More...