• My son plays vdeo games almost non stop and is an A student. He is also very active outdoors and does the things that all young boys love to do. Physical, mental and chemical abuse is what causes mental illness.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:28 p.m.
  • Tx, I have children. A stick in the yard can be a "gun." You should see the pistol my nine year old built out of Legos.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:03 a.m.
  • Kids who game all day miss out on all of the outdoor and social activities that we were fortunate enough to be able to enjoy when I was a kid.

    But, if I was given a choice of playing Cowboys and Indians outside during the summer or staying inside and playing Cowboys and Indians in graphic detail on a TV or computer I know which option I would choose...oh wait, the government has pretty much gotten rid of all the toy guns we enjoyed when I was young and they've been replaced by video games.

    February 14, 2011 at 7:47 a.m.
  • Isn't there a connection between gaming and high IQ? There's also a connection between high IQ and a few of the negatives mentioned above. Didn't Singapore kick our butts in academic performance?

    Here's an article about video games making kids SMARTER:

    Thus proving the Singapore findings (video games making us nuts) true!

    (that was a joke)

    February 14, 2011 at 12:04 a.m.
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    February 13, 2011 at 11:58 p.m.