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Last updated on 10/03/08

Are video games bad for kids?

The use of video games has been a hot topic of debate since its invention. They are known to improve the player’s manual dexterity and computer literacy, as well as problem-solving skills and the mind's ability to process information. Sometimes, however, video games cause more harm than benefit. Kids who sit around playing all day do not get enough exercise. That can lead to many health problems, including the likelihood of becoming overweight or obese. Additionally, video games can interfere with a person’s life. Children may choose video games over friends, or become addicted to gaming. Like everything, video games can be good in moderation and it is up to the parents to determine what is right for their child.

In the Jewish Community

Although many parents in the Jewish community tend to limit their children’s access to televisions and the internet, few concern themselves with video games. Children from the most sheltered environments can be seen playing with game boys and the like, exposing them to many dangerous elements. Video games, even those without violence, can be highly addictive. It is important for parents to monitor their child’s gaming and determine an appropriate amount of playing time. Studies have shown that there are benefits to video games but that does not negate the dangers. A responsible parent will know their child and be able to determine whether they will lose or gain from video games.

Use the following links to learn about the pros and cons of video games. Weigh both sides and determine what is right for your child.

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Resources

Parenting Resources for the Jewish Community

Compiled by Rabbi Yakov Horowitz

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
http://www.aap.org
The AAP is committed to the health and well-being of infants, adolescents, and young adults. The website offers news articles and tips on health for families.

Family Education Network
http://www.familyeducation.com
Visit this site to learn more about blocking, filtering, monitoring and tracking software. This site also offers games, quizzes, and articles especially for kids and teens.

VERB
http://www.verbnow.com
This graphic-intensive website aims to get kids moving. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

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