Stop Kids from Playing Violent Games Online


There has been a lot of controversy over the video games that contain violence, nudity, sex, racism,  and provocative factors. Many experts believe that excessive playing of such games have a negative impact on the kids in all age groups. They say that the closeness to reality makes these games more provocative. These games have been blamed for the increased crime and violence among the kids. Now, on the other hand, some media experts say that video games are easy targets in today's society. They can be easily blamed for the current problems in the society. Till now there has been a lack of research to prove the direct connection between the aggression among the kids who play these games and the increased violence. Moreover, some positive effects have been found out in these kids like teal-play. Whatever the reasons and effects are, parents should study the behavior of their kids and then decide whether to stop kids from playing violent games online or not.

 


The Harvard Medical School Center for Mental Health and The British Medical Journal have found out conclusive connection between these video games and violence.

In 1976 came the Death Race, a game that started the new genre of violent games. This game created a havoc in the US. Games like Mortal combat were criticized heavily for the sheer violence they promoted. It was one of the most violent video games ever made. The game is still popular among many. Vice city was a game based on mafia theme. The ethnic groups like Haitian and Cuban refugees are used as characters in this game. This game also caused a great controversy. There were games in the past that were based on sexual references and nudity. Rapelay was a game that attracted harsh criticism, for it revolved around rapes. Eventually, the game was banned. Some games have been severely criticized for being the agents of behavioral issues in crimes like shooting in schools.

If your kid is small and have started playing simulation games, you must understand the basics of this industry and different license codes that define for whom the game is made. Below is the list of all the codes.

E: These games are meant for everyone. They have soft content.

E10+: These are meant for children above age 10. These games contain some violence.

T: These are meant for teenagers. You need to be careful about these games. Their may be some games that are too violent for a teenager.

M: This license is given to the games containing more sexual and violent themes

AO: These games are meant only for the people above age 18. Be careful about these games and check whether your kids are not playing the games in this category.

See if your kid's behavior has changed. Anxiety is a common problem in all kids; however, kids may not express it in a similar way. They may not express it at all. If your kid is getting violent when anxious, it is an alarming thing.

It is your kid. You know him or her better. Do not try to go against him or her if you find him or her playing violent games. If your kid is addicted to such games, at least try to keep a warm atmosphere in your home and give him or her ample of space and time to relax. Check out his or her other interests and try building on of those. Your kid may stop kids from playing violent games online on his or her own after some time.

You may not understand what your kid loves so much about a certain game. Well, do not try to shut it down. Let him or her play for a while. Love is important. It changes the person. If kids are vulnerable to violence, so they are to love.

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Are Online Games Safe for Kids


Online gaming is a real fun, especially for kids.  Online gaming requires connecting to other live players. Kids love to play online games, but are online games safe for kids?The answer to that is no, but you can make the online gaming safe for your kids by taking some preventive measures. Let's have a look at some tips for safety in online gaming.


It is important not to release any personal information to the fellow gamers. Kids should also know what to do if other players starts harassing them. There are some things that parents can do to make their kid's online gaming safe.

Are Online Games Safe for Kids

Online Gaming Tips for Parents

1. Activate security suite like fireweal, anti spyware  and anti virus software in your computer before kids start gaming.

2. Check your children's gaming account password . The password should be strong enough. The ideal password is minimum eight characters long containing letters, numbers and symbols.

3. Comfort your children so that they  come to you when they feel uncomfortable.

4. Play with your kids to see how they play the game

5. Ask your children not to post their real picture for the gaming account

6. Your kids must know the security settings. If they don't know, show them how they can report or block a cyberbully and tell them to keep the record of conversation if they are harassed by some one.

7. Check your child's username, as it should not reveal the information about his/herreal name, location, age and gender or other personal information.

8. Don't let him/her use the voice chat.

9. Read and understand the ratings of the game your child is playing. Some sites have more than only one or two games.

10. Tell your child not to download anything without your permission

11. Encourage them to play outdoor games sometimes, instead of  playing online games regularly.

These are few things that parents can do to avoid insecurity in online gaming for  kids. Make sure your kid know all about the game he/she is playing and not just 'how to play'.

Gaming Tips for Kids

1. Before you start playing, make sure your computer has activated anti spyware, anti-virus and firewall.

2. If another player is making you uncomfortable then ensure that your parents are aware about it.

3. Download anything only when your parents give you the permission

4. Learn how to block or report another player, and if there is any harassment from the other player, block him immediately.

5. Don't give away the idea that you are looking forward to dating

6. Personal information is the last thing that you want to post online

7. Decide certain time limit for  playing online games and  follow it strictly

8. Voice chat is quite risky , so try not to get personal while playing online games.

9. Do not use web-cam while playing online games

10. Don't believe in a stranger player,as people will give  fake information to gain your confidence. Do not meet the online game-mates in person.

11. Know the risks in online gaming and follow strict privacy about your status.

Follow the tips given above to make online gaming safe for you. Remember it is a fake world, so don't get too much involved in it. Play online games only for fun.

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Gift Ideas for Gamers


Choosing gifts for the gamers is a difficult thing, as they love games more than anything else. So why not gift them a game? Surprise your loved ones with gifting their favorite games. Here, we give you some tips on gift ideas for  gamers .

 


Gift Ideas for Gamers

First you want to find out what kind of games does the gamer like.

If you see that the gamer loves fantasy then science fiction fantasy games would be the best choice. These types of video games encourage to fantasize them in a very creative way and also increase their intellectual level. You will find many options for science fiction games in the market. If action attracts your gamer then go for the action games .  If your gamer loves creativity then look for a game that has creativity with a bit of technique. Drawing games will be the best choice for creative games.

Here are some gift ideas for gamers that will help you to find a gift for the people who can't get enough of playing playstation, wii, xbox or PC games. If you search, you may get something that you want to buy right away.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: This game is a very popular one and largely anticipated. It has got a high rating and  good reviews. The producers and developers have created this game  creatively enough for making it  exciting. You play as a hero in this game who slays dragons to smithing and eating. The market price for this game is around $42.95

The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings: You can buy this game in the market for just $23.98. You will just love the controls, graphics, and the sound effects of this game. This is not the game for everybody because it needs the skill, concentration and determination to finish each step. The difficulty level for this game is high and the easy mode is not at all easy.

The Gaming Keyboard: The gaming keyboard can be the perfect gift for the game lover. Gaming keyboard with locked keys is useful for gamers, as it avoids the disturbance that occurs with slip of a finger while operating the keyboard to play the game.

Gaming Books: There are chances that your gamer already has a collection of dragon books. However, there are other series available too, like monster manuals or supplements. A traditional gaming book is also a great idea for to gift your gamer.

Dice: Generally gamers like this game. Six slided, twelve slided, pyramid shaped dice comes in marble too. You can gift dice as nobody can own too many of them. The more unusual dice you gift, the more you make his/her game interesting.

Gamer shirt: If you don't want to gift  a game to the gamer then a video gamer shirt is a great choice for him/her. It is a popular gift for gamers. Try to get a shirt with the picture of his/her famous games on it.

These are some gift ideas for gamers that will truly surprise your friend. Select a gift and search on-line to check the price and features.

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