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What are the moral and psychological effects of your child playing a violent video game? What if your child waves her arms in air, delighted with killing another player and is strutting around the living room like Jack from The Lord of the Flies? You could be forgiven if you think this is a nightmare you just need to wake up from, but the reality is that this is just a snapshot of some of the games that children play online all the time. Violence online and in games can be shocking in some cases, and as a parent, you are not alone if you worry about the growing concern around young children being desensitised to the violence depicted in games.
As a parent you may worry about how to balance screentime with physical play, whether you should buy your kid an Xbox or a PS4, whether ‘TV time’ and ‘gaming time’ is a help or a hindrance. How true is that childhood obesity is linked to gaming? How can we keep children safe online when they play games? Whether gaming can impact childhood epilepsy or other health problems? Which are the best math games for kids, which games for kids or children’s toys and gadgets are the most beneficial for your child and all manner of gaming issues you might want to discuss with other parents and experts on Quibly.
Gaming benefits versus drawbacks
Lots of parents remark that they wish they had all this fun technology when they were growing up, and many a parent remembers how playing ‘Asteroids’, ‘Space Invaders’ and even math games for kids, which helped them think quicker and improved alertness.
While there are so many fun games online, and these can keep kids occupied, how do you balance that with other forms of entertainment and outdoors activities? Do you know which games are the best to combine entertainment with education, how to balance screen time with physical play or all about the latest gaming health issues to affect our young ones? How are your interests as a parent being compromised by the corporate gaming lobby? These are just some of the questions being tackled on Quibly.
If you have insights to share then please use the Quibly community as a platform for discussion, and helpful advice. Whether it’s information about kids games online, child social skills games, cheap tablets, social communication or if you’re wondering if there are any maths games online that can help children who haven’t even celebrated their first birthday, then Quibly has the answers. For birthday and Christmas gifts, we have plenty of ideas for the best toys and gadgets, consoles and games on the market. If you want to make sure any toys and games you buy are educational as well as enjoyable, this is the place for you.
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For parents, accessing Quibly questions and answers is a great way to learn how to make the most out of the technology available, while paying attention to the challenges surrounding IT literate and ‘tech savvy’ kids. You can share your own experiences whilst reading the views of experts and other parents. Use this section of Quibly to find out about gaming benefits versus drawbacks of gaming and hot button issues linked to gaming. In addition, Quibly is the place for fascinating insights, gaming analysis and discussions from journalists, professionals and academics. If it is happening in the world of gaming then you’ll find it here. What are you waiting for? Join the conversation.