Op Ed

Fox News - 'Fortnite' and the collapse of parenting. "There is nothing more irresponsible than a boy on a videogame binge." Except perhaps an author trying to sell books.

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Jan 12, 2019, 16:33
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Re: Op Ed Jan 12, 2019, 16:33
Jan 12, 2019, 16:33
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Are kids on devices too much? Yeah, probably.
Are rbey using them during class too much? Absolutely,
Is Fortnite somehow unique? Kind of, but not really. They'd be doing intagram or Snapchat or whatever. Plus a game on top.

Isn't like us here weren't binging in high school. Less, as it was more visible, but we'd go from one type of binge to another.
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Jan 12, 2019, 16:30
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Re: Op Ed Jan 12, 2019, 16:30
Jan 12, 2019, 16:30
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 12, 2019, 15:50:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 12, 2019, 15:27:
This is not hard people. Kids leave devices in the living room when they go to bed. You set the router to block devices after 9:00PM. You limit their 4G to 500MB per month, so they're forced to use it sparingly. Etc.

It's rare that I agree with Red, but that comment is pretty spot on. Games can be habit forming, and you can get obsessed with them especially when you're young. It's up to parents to put limits on things. I say that as someone who has pulled multiple all-nighters playing Civ 2, XCom, Alpha Centauri, etc.

Excuse me sir, I don't know what you think you know about parenting, but it is completely the responsibility of companies and other people to regulate the behavior of children. A parent shouldn't have to set limits with their own kids. It's not consistent with being their best friend and then being able to ignore them when they become inconvenient.

Or change companies to schools and you get more or less the same thing, and I'd say its less to do with wanting to be their best friend and just pure laziness (and if you say that then you get the "well you don't know how hard it is you don't have kids blah blah blah... my personal favorite).
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Re: Op Ed
Jan 12, 2019, 15:50
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Re: Op Ed Jan 12, 2019, 15:50
Jan 12, 2019, 15:50
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 12, 2019, 15:27:
This is not hard people. Kids leave devices in the living room when they go to bed. You set the router to block devices after 9:00PM. You limit their 4G to 500MB per month, so they're forced to use it sparingly. Etc.

It's rare that I agree with Red, but that comment is pretty spot on. Games can be habit forming, and you can get obsessed with them especially when you're young. It's up to parents to put limits on things. I say that as someone who has pulled multiple all-nighters playing Civ 2, XCom, Alpha Centauri, etc.

Excuse me sir, I don't know what you think you know about parenting, but it is completely the responsibility of companies and other people to regulate the behavior of children. A parent shouldn't have to set limits with their own kids. It's not consistent with being their best friend and then being able to ignore them when they become inconvenient.
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Re: Op Ed
Jan 12, 2019, 15:27
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Re: Op Ed Jan 12, 2019, 15:27
Jan 12, 2019, 15:27
 
This is not hard people. Kids leave devices in the living room when they go to bed. You set the router to block devices after 9:00PM. You limit their 4G to 500MB per month, so they're forced to use it sparingly. Etc.

It's rare that I agree with Red, but that comment is pretty spot on. Games can be habit forming, and you can get obsessed with them especially when you're young. It's up to parents to put limits on things. I say that as someone who has pulled multiple all-nighters playing Civ 2, XCom, Alpha Centauri, etc.
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Re: Op Ed
Jan 12, 2019, 13:50
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Jan 12, 2019, 13:50
 
Nice. Fear and Loathing. Dug the book, loved the movie.
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Re: Op Ed
Jan 12, 2019, 13:18
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Re: Op Ed Jan 12, 2019, 13:18
Jan 12, 2019, 13:18
 
“The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. And I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon. Probably at the next gas station.”

Well - ether, videogames and collapsed parenting.
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Re: Op Ed
Jan 12, 2019, 13:16
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Re: Op Ed Jan 12, 2019, 13:16
Jan 12, 2019, 13:16
 
Everyone here knows about game binging and game addiction. If you don't believe in them you are a liar. We all know they exist and that the addiction part is as strong as any drug psychologically.

The problem is with children (how adults wish to live their lives is up to them). I get addicted to games and am glad I didn't have that option as a kid. Yes, we had atari and other game outlets/arcades, but it wasn't at your fingertips 24/7. Plus the games were short due to no save features/memory etc.

The biggest difference is there wasn't any social aspect to them (vast majority of the time). I hear now that if you *don't* play Fortnite that you are ostracized in school. You aren't *cool*. Now, that may be because they are junior basement dwellers in training but the mind-fuck of that must be pretty difficult for a teen.

Add in phone addiction, no gym class, and parents who let their kids eat/do anything and you have a real issue.

I guess one could say the addiction is good because it keeps kids off the street or some other thing but games are now the new facebook (ego-trip/social value/'likes'...and nothing good came of that.
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Re: Op Ed
Jan 12, 2019, 13:16
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Jan 12, 2019, 13:16
 
“The only thing that really worried me was the Fortnight. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a child in the depths of a battle royale (with cheese) binge. And I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon. Probably at the next Wi-Fi hotspot...”
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Re: Op Ed
Jan 12, 2019, 13:06
Cutter
 
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Re: Op Ed Jan 12, 2019, 13:06
Jan 12, 2019, 13:06
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Spare the rod, spoil the child. Nothing says behave like daily beatings and gruel. You never see those brats in Dickens novels misbehaving.

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Re: Op Ed
Jan 12, 2019, 12:49
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Re: Op Ed Jan 12, 2019, 12:49
Jan 12, 2019, 12:49
 El Pit
 
Presisely! The boy should be on a shooting range with real weapons and learning how to deal REAL damage! #RealArmsMakeBetterParenting
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