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How to manage your kid’s video game habits




Competitors play video games on monitors during the Major League Gaming Pro Circuit event June 8, 2007 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Competitors play video games on monitors during the Major League Gaming Pro Circuit event June 8, 2007 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Gaming devices seem to have become an everyday part of life.

But the conversation shifted last week when Facebook pulled a violent virtual reality game from its booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.

Criticism escalated on social media over the violent nature of a game after a video of CPAC attendees playing “Bullet Train” was posted on Twitter. Facebook’s vice president of virtual reality, Hugo Barra,  later apologized and pulled the game.

The increased public condemnation makes having a conversation with your children about their online gaming world more pressing.

We discuss how should parents talk to their kids about their gaming habits.

As a parent, is there a way where you can handle your child’s game play habits positively? How closely should you monitor your kid? And are you concerned whether video games are affecting your children negatively?

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Guests:

Jason Schreier, news editor at Kotaku, a site devoted to gaming; author of “Blood, Sweat and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made” (Harper Paperbacks, 2017)

Caroline Knorr, senior parenting editor at Common Sense Media, a nonprofit dedicated to help parents and kids negotiate tech and media



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