Children are growing up at a time when games outearn movies and TV.
After listening to the podcast above, could you think of an answer for these questions?
What are supporters and critics' main viewpoints on this issue?
What parental attitudes does the episode depict?
How can gaming help children grow up?
Could you explain a bit about the long term effects of video games?
What findings about gaming are fueling parents' concerns?
What claims about violent video games could be regarded as positive findings?
How can gaming when you are a child, help you in your adult real life? Can you illustrate your answer with an example?
Why are kids who play Minecraft, gaining a lot from it?
Why should parents be mindful of which games their children are playing?
Are children being harmed by playing violent video games?
Next, compare your answers with your mates for a while.
Now read My Son, The Dragon Slayer: The Risks And Rewards Of Growing Up Gaming. While reading, take notes about the article: what you agree with, what you disagree with, the most outstanding viewpoints, the conclusions it has made you jump into, and so on.
Then, use all the information you have gathered both from the podcast and from the article and share it when discussing about the topic below:
Our Viewpoints: Gaming's Impacts.
Finally, write a report about this theme. Do not forget to use all the knowledge gained all throughout the various tasks you have been tackling. Remember the layout, the organization and the purpose of your text.
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