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A Parent's Role In Video Gameplay

What is a Parent’s Role in the World of Video Games? As a parent, you should be familiar with what games your kids are playing. 


As you know, all games are not made to be played by children. You should know what games you kid likes and who they are playing with if the game is an online multiplayer game. You should know about the Entertainment Software Rating Board or the ESRB. Learn more here
Understanding the ESRB allows you to control what your kids are playing. Head over to Parentaltools.org to have an even better understanding of different types of games your kids may play. What do parents do while their kids are playing games?We live hectic lives, and at times, gaming can be a substitute sitter for kids while making meals or chatting with friends. But, it would be beneficial to both you and your kids if you took the time to play games with your kids. You can connect with your kids on a level they are comfortable with, but it also allows you to learn about the game. If your gaming co…
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Removing devices from your kid's bedroom

Life is busy, and children have busy schedules as well, and it is challenging to keep up with everyone’s actives all at once.  As parents, it is difficult to monitor all of what your children watch, especially in their bedroom. Furthermore, this also means that you are less likely to prevent children from being exposed to potentially harmful media.
Although sleep is impacted by evening added screen time, other areas of your child’s life are impacted.Researchers have suggested that increased screen time affects their social and cognitive development and increased aggression. Researchers have categorized these as into two areas displacement and content. Displacement is related to the amount of time your child spends playing on video games and spending less time on pro-social activities as a result of time spent gaming or watching television. Content is related to the media content that children view and that it is likely to affect how they thin…

How Much Screen Time is Too Much for Toddlers?

Watching TV, using a computer, and playing video games are among the types of screen time reported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Studies found that higher levels of screen time at ages 2 and 3 was associated with poorer development regarding their communication, problem-solving, and social and motor skills.

Media is not bad, but it can lead to bad things within your family if not used and monitored appropriately. Earlier I wrote about how gaming improves learning among children and teenagers click here for more. I elaborated on how children and teenagers engaging in video game play displayed increase reaction time, critical thinking, and creativity in real-life scenarios.


Children are growing up in a world saturated with a variety of new technologies starting as early as 15 months. It is essential to remember as parents to monitor screen use during this age. Also, parent-child interaction is a vital part of this age as well. This connection allows for better growth and…

MMO Games

What are MMORPGs? MMORPGs or Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games are social networking games, which allow players to socialize and personalize their character or avatar. Players are playing with others simultaneously across the globe and, with thousands if not millions of other players at a time.
Here are some specific examples of various types of MMORPGs. Fantasy:Arche Age, Rift, Everquest 2 and Lord of the Rings OnlineScience fictions: Starwars The Old Republic, Wildstar, EVE Online, and Star Trek OnlineModern-daySims, Second Life, Secret WorldFortnite is considered a Battle Royale game = Cooperative sandbox survival game that revolves around the player and changes from day to day.

The virtual world allows players to live in an alternative environment for a short time. In-game personalization is an essential aspect of MMORPGs technology, and software has allowed developers to enhance visual graphics, character optimization, and in-game environments. Customization of one’s c…

Mobile Device Use

Welcome to 2019! 
Now that we are in the third month of the new year I assume all the children have had time to get a good grasp of their latest handheld device or console. I just finished a book by Larry Rosen IDisorder. Dr. Rosen has conducted several research studies on the topic of media and device usage among teens and young adults. Although this read is not for everyone, I did find his research, and recommendations very interesting. 

Dr. Rosen does not go into great detail on how to keep children safe online but how parents can promote a healthy technological life for you and your children. In other words, technology is everywhere and will be in even more places as technology advances. What if you and your family sat down for a scheduled meal in the evening and your family was able to carry on a conversation for 1 hour without handheld devices or mobile phones.



The common problem with technology is that it is very, very, difficult to set aside for any amount of time.Rosen (2012) …

Learning while you Play!

How can we learn from playing video games and how is this influential to our adult life?
Addressing the broad topic of what can children and teenagers learn from playing video games should be how children can learn from playing video games. Research by Daphne, et al. (2012) examined; reaction time, cognition, memory, processing speed, and visualization perception. Each skill is leaned and enhanced by playing action video games. Children and teenagers have the will to learn these skills.