Olivia Bruner, Kurt Bruner
Are my kids spending too much time playing video games?
Why don't my kids want to do anything else?
Is it risky to let my adolescent play online games?
How do I get my kids to turn off their game box and enjoy real life?
Olivia Bruner was one of the millions of parents asking these questions. When she saw video games overtaking her young sons' lives, she decided to learn the facts behind addiction. What she found was shocking: that most games are designed to be highly addictive - triggering physiological reactions in the brain similar to those associated with substance abuse - and that one out of five kids becomes addicted to computer and video games. And while many parents screen the content of games to protect their children from violent and sexual themes, few understand the forces causing their children to become hooked on "the digital drug."
Presenting the growing research and stories of former video game addicts, Olivia and Kurt Bruner are parents with the facts they need and concrete steps to protect our children from this very real epidemic. PLAYSTATION NATION is a must-read for all parents.
ENGLISH (PAPERBACK) ISBN: 9781931722742 Year: 2006 Pages: 192