Friday, February 08, 2008
Ryan, did they study you in this 'research?' Did you remind them that you were born with a meat cleaver in one hand, and a bottle of scotch in the other?
I won't spend a lot of time proselytizing on this subject. Obviously, I not only play a lot of video games; they also put food on my table. So, you should already know where I stand. Fortunately, the article I linked to mentions that parents need to be more involved, and I couldn't agree more. The government has no business intervening here, because no politician can tell you how to keep your child entertained. However, these little 'studies' keep adding up in the media. What I'd like to know is, why do we never get to see who funds the research? The PMRC?
I hope that people eventually come around on this topic. Spending your free time doing nothing but locking yourself in a room and doing one thing over and over again is anti-social behavior, and can change the way someone looks at the outside world. But I don't think people are going to come around any time soon. At least, it won't happen until something worse takes people's minds off of it. It worked for books, movies, and television. Will text messaging be next? ROFL OMG BRB!
Take an active role in your child's life, or else the government might do it for you.