In most countries many addictive products are restricted. Gambling, tobacco, alcohol and many other drugs are controlled or kept out of reach of children.
While video games are not in the same league as these things, in the hands of children, addictive games can consume precious time and stand in the way of sleep and educational success – few games prepare kids for exams. In addition, they can increase the chances of childhood obesity by getting in the way of exercise.
In theory children could exert greater self control and parents could restrict screen time. In practice some children will lack sufficient will power and some parents sufficient time and discipline.
Given the addictive nature of some games used by children, how ethical is it for the companies to profit from them?
What do you think?
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How ethical ?how dare you? We are living today in a new age.we understand more about neuroscience than ever before. to say addictive video games is not just a a generalization and naive comment disguised as question.you will find that high intensity video games are actually improving our cognitive performance and reducing the risk of illnesses such as Parkinson’s. How many weapons and ammunition are exported or exchanged for medical aid is a question about ethics?…
Let the kids play their games with their friends all round the world and you carry on writing whatever it is you told to xxxxx
Diana Oehrli says
Not ethical at all.