Home
Subscribe (free)
About NaturalNews
Contact Us
Write for NaturalNews
Media Info
Advertising Info
Children

Experts warn parents against allowing children to become computer addicts

Sunday, August 08, 2010 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
Tags: children, computer addicts, health news


Most Viewed Articles
https://www.naturalnews.com/029410_children_computer_addicts.html
Delicious
diaspora
Print
Email
Share

(NaturalNews) Before the days of computers, children used to spend a lot more time outdoors. But even since computers first became mainstream, the amount of time children spend on them has drastically increased, causing an increase in illness and anti-social behavioral problems. And experts say parents are to blame.

Playing a video game every now and again can be a harmless form of recreation and relaxation. But spending six to eight hours a day, or more, on the computer -- like millions of children now do -- can destroy a person's health. Excessive gaming can not only damage a child's wrists and neck, but it can cause behavioral and attitude problems that ultimately diminish children's ability to learn in the classroom and function in their families and in society.

Experts are urging parents to spend more time with their children talking to them, listening to them and setting strict boundaries for computer use. They say parents should restrict use to a small amount of time per day and, when they do play, require the children to play out in the open rather than alone behind closed doors. Parents must also closely monitor what their children are doing online.

Many parents allow video games to be their children's "babysitter", as they let them play whenever and for however long they wish. Instead of allowing this, experts are urging parents to plan more family activities and to get their children involved in more sports and social activities so they will become well-rounded, healthy and productive individuals.

Sources for this story include:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10644350

Join the Health Ranger's FREE email newsletter
Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time. | Learn more...

comments powered by Disqus

Get alerted on heavy metals and pesticide test results for foods and supplements

Natural News is about to begin releasing lab test results for off-the-shelf food, supplement and pet food products, covering heavy metals, nutritive minerals, pesticides and herbicides. These details will be released exclusively to Natural News email newsletter subscribers (FREE) and will NOT be publicly posted on the website. To be alerted, join our free email newsletter now, and watch for lab test results in the weeks ahead.

Enter your email address below to subscribe to our email announcement list (but don't use gmail). Your privacy is protected and you can unsubscribe at any time. If you don't join our email list, you may never see our valuable content again via Facebook, Google or YouTube. CENSORSHIP has now reached EXTREME levels across the 'net. The truth is being suffocated. Subscribe now if you want to escape the delusional bubble of false reality being pushed by Google and Facebook.

Once you click subscribe, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free subscription.