I’m not sure if I’m in favor of or opposed to video games. What do you think I need to know about them?
It’s important to monitor and control the content of games as well as the amount of time a child spends playing them. The games should be appropriate for the age of the child and there should be a good balance of other activities in his life, including physically active play.
It’s advisable to set a limit of screen time allowed per day or week and avoid games with violent content. Some research suggests that they have a negative effect on a child’s behaviour.
Our parenting advice is given as suggestions only. We recommend you also consult your healthcare provider, and urge you to contact them immediately if your question is urgent or about a medical condition.