The news media often shout out loud the bad effects that online games have on children. This is becoming a cause of concern for the parent who consequently is holding the gaming industry responsible for all the ills their children face. This is analogous to holding the alcohol enterprises responsible if somebody begins to drink, which is quite ridiculous. Everyone has an equal share of responsibility, and so do parents, when it comes to online gaming.
There are many types of online games, and each can be played on numerous levels. It is important to understand the type of game your child is playing. For a few days, or even on a regular basis, parents can play a game with their offspring. This will enable the parent to determine the level of violence in the game as well as judge the child’s responses.
If the game encourages aggressiveness or any such negative behavior then the parent can always put a stop to it. Otherwise, you may just learn that the online game increases your child’s intellect. Being with the child as he experiences the game creates a greater sense of parent-child bonding. It certainly beats any passive activity like watching TV.
With the increase in workload, parents have less and less time to devote to their children. It is quite logical to expect that a child, who does not obtain adequate attention, seeks pleasure elsewhere. This can lead them onto paths that, as parents, few would like. It is therefore important to be there for your child. It is easier to do so by accompanying him/her in an activity that he/she enjoys. Simply ordering them to stop will not put you in a better position to understand them. By joining them, you gain their respect and love as well as full control over what they are doing.