I’m worried about my nephew’s computer habits and how computer games affect his studies. I got a text message from my sister telling me that my nephew got a low grade in his chinese class, probably the result of sitting in front of the computer playing games. His parents were alarmed and they must have grounded him away from his pc by now. I haven’t talked to my sister yet cos I want my advice or suggestions ready when we talk about it.
I’ve discussed this matter with hubby so I could get some advice from him, too. I, myself, have never played any computer games eversince, neither did hubby. Although I remember sneaking time playing solitaire while waiting for my chatmates. But it wasn’t addicting. Anyhow, we’ve come up a decision to tell my sister and her hubby to limit the hours of the kids in using the computer and maybe give them a research study about anything. My brother-in-law mentioned once that he usually give some typing lessons for the kids but it seems not enough.
I’ve researched about how computer games affect studies but what I found was all about violent video games and how they affect the brain’s responses. I don’t think my newphew has come this far in playing computer games that he will turn out to be violent. There is no sign of this kind of behaviour so far. He is still a sweet and charming kid, what he needs is complete guidance both in his study habits and gaming habits.
Isn’t he cute?