Video Game Addiction

We’ve come a long way since pong was released way back in 1972 and it became the first commercially successful video game. Since then, video games have gone from being accessible through coin operated machines at the local Pizza Hut, to becoming twenty-four seven obsessions for gamers through at-home-gaming consoles with life-like graphics. Parents, we need to set time limits on how much our kids play, and boundaries on what games they can play. Experts warn that we should also watch out for video game addiction. Look for these signs of addiction: thinking about gaming all or a lot of the time. Feeling bad when you can’t play. Needing to spend more and more time playing to feel good. Not being able to quit or even play less. Having problems at work, school, or home because of gaming. Finally, lying to people close to you about how much time you are playing. Parents, teach your kids to number their days so that they may, as Psalm 90 says, get a heart of wisdom.