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A lot of children spend more than 40 hrs per week using some type ofmedia Anderson Bushman children use the computer at school and at hometo do their school work With todays society everything is computerizedThey also use computer to play games and play video games on TV usingconsoles Due to the increase in crime and child abduction parents preferfor children to stay indoors so they can be safe Because the children stayindoors there is nothing much to do other than watch television or playvideo games Parents are too busy to take their children to the park toplay instead they purchase video games to keep the children entertainedSome parents use these video games as babysitters instead of spending timewith their kids Children are parked in front of the TV all day long There is a lot of peer pressure to have the latest video games andelectronics The children want to have what there peers have at school sothey dont feel left out Some parents believe that video games are justharmless fun they dont correlate that with repeated exposure to violencechildren can become just that violent Ignorance is the worst mistakethat parents make when it comes to purchasing games for their childrenThey dont take time to investigate or research the content of the gameThey dont even look at the ratings of on video game Many games involvingviolence by cartoon like characters are classified as appropriate for thegeneral audienceAnderson Bushman Just because it has cartoon featureson it does not appropriate for kids It is the parents responsibility tomake sure the game is appropriate before purchasing it Video games are very highly marketed The most heavily marketed andconsumed games are the violent ones Anderson Bushman This is whatattracts many parents and teenagers to purchase the game Video games canbe good too they are not all bad Some games can help
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