Last week we shared tips about getting ready for summer and your kids with their technology. One thing I left out were tips about online gaming – big mistake! Online gaming ranks at the top of what our kids do online, especially with free time on their hands. Luckily this morning I read a blog by “Chief Technology Mommy” – she had great advice on discussing online gaming with your kids. These tips are effective with younger children – check it out.
If you have older teens, the discussion may need to be more serious. Here are some things to discuss:
Gaming is a great way to learn confidence in your abilities, to practice making judgement calls and to fine tune your computer skills. However, it is important that your kids keep a healthy check on how much time is devoted to gaming balanced by real life interaction.