Experts warn against total boycott of video games, say it’s better to limit than ban

Experts warn against total boycott of video games, say it’s better to limit than ban

In recent times, there has been a considerable outcry from Emirati parents against the video games that are perceived to be not only unhealthy for kids but in some extreme cases also cause them to indulge in actions that may be harmful to their physical well-being. Some Emirati families have consequently decided to launch a campaign that calls for a blanket ban on the use of these video games. However, experts warn that this may not be a course of action that may yield desirable consequences.

Experts are of the opinion that rather than boycott the video games totally, it would be more advisable for parents to monitor its usage and content. While experts unanimously agree on the hazards posed by spending too much time playing video games, they still suggest that a total boycott is not an effective solution from a long-term perspective. They say that since technology and smart gadgets are now an integral part of lives and also have an educational aspect, it would not be a prudent move to make children completely alien to it.

Experts say that parents should seek to educate their kids on the dangers that lurk in the virtual world and should encourage them to divide their time between healthy pursuits like socializing and playing games. This news comes in the backdrop of a video that made the rounds showing Emirati parents destroying Playstations that are deemed to be harmful to children.