Parents over 40, in raising children what did they fear the most? Is it the years of puberty or the times children refused to talk and locked themselves in their rooms? Also, few are the parents who don't worry about the use of games.
The number of children overcome with lethargy, and are
lost in their own world and refuse to grow are larger than we think. With these questions an educator, in the Kyeongyang magazine, writes about the place of internet games in our society.
There are many children who
listen to lectures on the internet, but she asks parents, do they ever look
at the monitor? Very often they will be playing some game. To
prevent this from happening parents will do many things such as removing
the bolt on the door.
Movements within society are
trying to stop the use of games from midnight to early morning and the
children are not happy. Some mothers when they see the child using the
computer, their blood pressure increases. Even when the child has done
all the homework, some parents are not happy and want them to return to
Many things have changed, but for most
parents of children, one thing that has not changed is when the
children are playing computer games they are considered addicted.
all attracted to games. Recently the Dragon Flight game was spreading
like wildfire. Have you heard about it? She reminds us that about 25 %
of the world population enjoys playing games. She asks the parents how
long will they be tied to an obsolete way of thinking? She gives us the
Korean proverb that you don't give up making some food because of the
fear you may find a worm.
We have programs for game
literacy for parents by the education ministry.The fact is that most
children are attracted to games. Rather than say they are addicted and seeing it all negatively, try to make good use of the games for
In fact, excessive use of games does foster obesity, depression, digital dementia (overuse
of digital technology is resulting in the breakdown of cognitive
abilities) and games that use violence do promote violent actions.
However, she maintains, using the games properly can help a person to succeed in life.
One of the best
results is when persons are absorbed in some pursuit which they enjoy, dopamine is released in the brain, and you feel elated, and memory is enhanced. They also present a
challenge to the person on how to accomplish the task at
the question remains that we don't want the children to just play
games. She agrees, but she wants the parents to know why a child gets
addicted to games. A child with a low estimation of self can find
satisfaction in getting recognized by the results of his gaming.
Children who have difficulty in relating with others also can identify
with the characters of the virtual world they have entered. Children
with stress find the release of stress life giving.
tells the parents to get to know the strong points of their children
and help them to find release in other ways. We should be more concerned for the place gaming has in our culture than the danger of addiction to games. Today without knowledge of gaming one
will not be at home in our culture. She concludes, one
can not be just opposed to gaming for it has become a skill of our times.