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“Playing Video Games”

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What are the merits and any potential negative effects of playing video games? Use the Internet for find information that discusses this topic. 

Video Script

Hi, I’m Randall. You know, playing video games is a really exciting and fun activity for kids these days, and I think there are several things parents can do to make it very enjoyable.

Number one is balance playing video games with other activities. For example, books at home, music, uh, board games, so kids have a choice of something to do.

The other thing is that set a time limit so that kinds know that they have 30 minutes or an hour to play, and then they have to do something else. Uh, perhaps play outside or again, read a book.

And the last thing is playing video games can be an exciting of socializing and making friends. So, instead of playing video games by yourself, invite a friend over and you can have a great time, and build friendships and relationships.

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