Hello, my name is Eric Rogers. Welcome to Parenting Gamers.
According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, “97% of teens age 12-17 play computer, web, portable, or console games.”¯ (Teens, Video Games and Civics) The video game industry is projected to hit $70 billion by 2015. That is a lot of money and influence.
If you pay attention to mainstream media, you might be asking yourself if you should even let your kids play video games. They have been blamed for everything from mass murder to childhood obesity.
I believe that video games are a great form of media. They offer the opportunity to connect on a level beyond that of any other form. They are interactive, which enables them to offer experiences unlike movies, books, or music.
That being said, there are games you will want to avoid. There are a small percentage of games that have more violence, sex, or language than you want your gamer exposed to.
My goal at Parenting Gamers it to equip you with all the information you need to connect with your gamer through video games. This includes information about how to evaluate games, breakdowns of the big games on the market, information about games to help you learn how to play, and definitions of gamer vocabulary words.
Here are some of the articles you will want to check out.
- How To Connect With Your Gamer
- Evaluating Video Games
- Helping Your Gamer Find Balance
- Games You Should Know About
- Gamer Vocabulary