Cause for concern?

This article from the BBC talks about the level of concern among parents regarding their children’s use of video games and that 43% of parents don’t understand the classification systems. Aside from the obvious issues of lumping all types of video games together and trying to blame the media for inappropriate parenting, what I find more concerning is the fact that this survey says that 63% of children play computer games alone.While this clearly needs to be considered in relation to the total time spent playing games, as opposed to other activities, it does seem a shame that the social potential of games is not being realised and that the image of the ‘lone gamer’ persists.

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