Long term effects of gaming on children

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Long term effects of gaming on children

  1. 1. Long-term Effects of Gaming on Children <ul><li>Addiction- 36% </li></ul><ul><li>Fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of appetite </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-social behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Violent behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Children experience unrealistic feelings of being powerful and in control </li></ul>
  2. 2. Role of Parents <ul><li>Children are exposed to violent/pornographic material mostly by their parents at home </li></ul><ul><li>33% parents do not make use of age restriction classification </li></ul><ul><li>They are too busy/don’t know how games work </li></ul><ul><li>They do not know how to help their children in digital space </li></ul><ul><li>They feel gaming is good for children despite the noticeable effects it has on children , eg it keeps them off the streets, keeps them busy </li></ul>
  3. 3. Role of Parents <ul><li>Fpb research findings with adults-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>37% found violence acceptable </li></ul><ul><li>33% found rape acceptable </li></ul><ul><li>33% found bestiality acceptable </li></ul><ul><li>22% found incest acceptable </li></ul><ul><li>10% found child porn acceptable </li></ul>
  4. 4. NEW TRENDS <ul><li>Take photo’s of their private parts and send it to friends- mostly boy-or girlfriend </li></ul><ul><li>Film themselves/friends masturbating at home or in school and send it to friends or on Mxit or on sites on Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Film friends having sex or inciting violence or bullying and the subsequent fight and send that to friends </li></ul><ul><li>Film friends smoking, under influence of substance- send it on </li></ul><ul><li>Show video clips of baby porn, child porn, adult porn to friends at school </li></ul>
  5. 5. Long-term Effects of Gaming on Children <ul><li>Sadness- if a game was lost </li></ul><ul><li>Anger- leading to shouting, swearing, throwing things around </li></ul><ul><li>Jealousy </li></ul><ul><li>Embarrassment </li></ul><ul><li>Aggressiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Competitiveness </li></ul>
  6. 6. Long-term Effects of Gaming on Children <ul><li>Violence and bad language -because violent behaviour/language is rewarded </li></ul><ul><li>Children feel age restriction do not apply to them </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fpb RESEARCH <ul><li>Study in 15 Secondary Schools across Gauteng </li></ul><ul><li>7/10 learners have accessed the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly on social networks such as Facebook, MYspace, Youtube, MXIT </li></ul><ul><li>41% met a ‘cyber friend’ on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>99% in ex-model C schools own cell phones and 98% in ex-DET schools </li></ul><ul><li>Mxit friends mostly met through cell phone and Internet much higher in ex-DET schools </li></ul><ul><li>New media have influenced the environment of learners from both ex-model C and DET schools to the same extent </li></ul><ul><li>30% have received inappropriate content </li></ul>

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