... , SOMETHING. Instead? They buy a deluxe lazy-boy computer chair with an adjustable headrest, and a weird dome-shaped keyboard that's supposed to be easier on the hands for heavy use. Ultimately, it seems that until at least the age of 15/16, Parents retain a large chunk of control over what their kids experience. I've learned by this time many life-long habits are formed. The majority of parents just want their kids to be happy and successful.

Mine are no different. I can see how it's easy to overlook "innocent" problems when they deal with people you love. When I was his age I was going through my "party / drug -experiment" phase. When my parents found out what I was doing, they went to the highest extremes to make certain it came to a stop. Which of course, I am thankful they loved me enough to do so.

However I can't mention anything about unplugging the computer without getting cut short with a stare of "don't be such a bitch to your brother." Who knows, maybe he " ll be the next Bill Gates and I'm just an idiot with misplaced concern. Boys are always going to like video games, no matter what happens. One of the best things a school system can do is introduce it's students to computers and give them the information they need to be familiar with them. Kids today really can't afford to be displaced from technology if they " re going to make it out in the world. Everything has it's place, however. At home, it's really up to parents where the line gets drawn.

KIDS AND TECHNOLOGY The sheer amount of technology the children of today are emersed in right now is unprecedented in history. I grew up with "The Simpsons" and Nintendo; My major here at Towson is Graphic Design (Computer Art). I'm not anti-technology whatsoever. Of course there are limits. For parents, I think that it's the limits placed in computer, video games, and violent TV which should be the main concern, not the media itself. To be realistic, people can complain and prophesize abut the evil effects of technology on our nation's children all they want.

The truth is that the industry is not going to to stop steadily churning out what they do when those same parents clear off their products from toy stores at Christmas and order digital cable on every TV in their house. A case example, unfortunately, is my little brother Michael. The boy just turned 16 and goes to 7 a physical therapist 2 times a week for CARPELL TUNNEL SYNDROME. He was not born with the problem, he didn't hurt his wrists from playing outside or playing sports, he didn't fall down on his hands. It is the result of playing computer games every day and night on the super-computer at our parents house. I don't think I've been to the house once since moving out that I haven't seen him on it at some point, usually for a couple hours at a time.

What makes ME kind of mad is the fact that all my folks would need to do is put a simple lock on the thing, hide a cable, say he could only use it x hours a day, SOMETHING. Instead? They buy a deluxe lazy-boy computer chair with an adjustable headrest, and a weird dome-shaped keyboard that's supposed to be easier on the hands for heavy use. Ultimately, it seems that until at least the age of 15/16, Parents retain a large chunk of control over what their kids experience. I've learned by this time many life-long habits are formed.

The majority of parents just want their kids to be happy and successful. Mine are no different. I can see how it's easy to overlook "innocent" problems when they deal with people you love. When I was his age I was going through my "party / drug -experiment" phase. When my parents found out what I was doing, they went to the highest extremes to make certain it came to a stop. Which of course, I am thankful they loved me enough to do so.

However I can't mention anything about unplugging the computer without getting cut short with a stare of "don't be such a bitch to your brother." Who knows, maybe he " ll be the next Bill Gates and I'm just an idiot with misplaced concern. Boys are always going to like video games, no matter what happens. One of the best things a school system can do is introduce it's students to computers and give them the information they need to be familiar with them. Kids today really can't afford to be displaced from technology if they " re going to make it out in the world. Everything has it's place, however. At home, it's really up to parents where the line gets drawn.

KIDS AND TECHNOLOGY The sheer amount of technology the children of today are emersed in right now is unprecedented in history. I grew up with "The Simpsons" and Nintendo; My major here at Towson is Graphic Design (Computer Art). I'm not anti-technology whatsoever. Of course there are limits.

For parents, I think that it's the limits placed in computer, video games, and violent TV which should be the main concern, not the media itself. To be realistic, people can complain and prophesize abut the evil effects of technology on our nation's children all they want. The truth is that the industry is not going to to stop steadily churning out what they do when those same parents clear off their products from toy stores at Christmas and order digital cable on every TV in their house. A case example, unfortunately, is my little brother Michael. The boy just turned 16 and goes to 7 a physical therapist 2 times a week for CARPELL TUNNEL SYNDROME. He was not born with the problem, he didn't hurt his wrists from playing outside or playing sports, he didn't fall down on his hands.

It is the result of playing computer games every day and night on the super-computer at our parents house. I don't think I've been to the house once since moving out that I haven't seen him on it at some point, usually for a couple hours at a time. What makes ME kind of mad is the fact that all my folks would need to do is put a simple lock on the thing, hide a cable, say he could only use it x hours a day, SOMETHING. Instead? They buy a deluxe lazy-boy computer chair with an adjustable headrest, and a weird dome-shaped keyboard that's supposed to be easier on the hands for heavy use. Ultimately, it seems that until at least the age of 15/16, Parents retain a large chunk of control over what their kids experience. I've learned by this time many life-long habits are formed.

The majority of parents just want their kids to be happy and successful. Mine are no different. I can see how it's easy to overlook "innocent" problems when they deal with people you love. When I was his age I was going through my "party / drug -experiment" phase. When my parents found out what I was doing, they went to the highest extremes to make certain it came to a stop.

Which of course, I am thankful they loved me enough to do so. However I can't mention anything about unplugging the computer without getting cut short with a stare of "don't be such a bitch to your brother." Who knows, maybe he " ll be the next Bill Gates and I'm just an idiot with misplaced concern. Boys are always going to like video games, no matter what happens. One of the best things a school system can do is introduce it's students to computers and give them the information they need to be familiar with them. Kids today really can't afford to be displaced from technology if they " re going to make it out in the world.

Everything has it's place, however. At home, it's really up to parents where the line gets drawn.