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Alison Sherratt, a teacher at Riddlesden St Mary's Church of England primary school in Keighley, West Yorkshire, said her four- and five-year-old pupils spend their breaks pretending to "throw themselves out of the window of the play car in slow motion" and act out blood "spurting from their bodies".
It would seem that Jessica Shepherd (the author) has forgotten the difference between correlation and causation. Are games causing children to become socially reclusive, or are socially reclusive children more interested in games? Or is there a third factor, perhaps socio-economics? Does having richer parents make children more socially reclusive and more interested in games?"Obesity, social exclusion, loneliness, physical fitness, sedentary solitary lives – these are all descriptions of children who are already hooked to games … Sadly there is a notable correlation between the children who admit to playing games and those who come to school really tired, [...]"
This is complete rubbish.Psychologists have expressed concerns that playing some games make children more aggressive.
wyver wrote:oh you guys, isn't this just so much fun seeing people grasping at anything to make something they don't "like" shown up as "evil" or "destroying children"
I remember the old days back in school we use to play British bulldogs and have fights with other rival schools and at an even younger age playing cops and robbers or cowboy and indians hell I even remember playing a came we called "run away kids" I don't remember much of it besides the fact that we played as run away kids and the cops wanted to kill us..
fact is kids will act out violence no matter what you do. I think as a kid it was TV and metal / hard rock music that made kids violent acting out satanic murder scenes, only today THEY blame video games.. what fad or popular past time will they blame next time, I'm just waiting for kids to start play with yo-yo's and gain and hearing that cry from some overbearing over protective (christian) mother saying "ooo, wont somebody thing of the children!!"
LittleJohn47 wrote:This is complete rubbish.Psychologists have expressed concerns that playing some games make children more aggressive.
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