Whose responsibility is it to regulate children's gaming?

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In this week's Headline, we asked you to choose one of three teams:

Team Guardian: You are teachers, parents and carers who are concerned about the impact that gaming might have on your children.

Team Game company: You are the people who make video games and more importantly, make money from video games.

Team Gamer: You are under the age of 18 and gaming is your favourite thing to do.

...and give reasons why it was NOT your responsibility to regulate (control) children's gaming, but someone else instead.

Now, here's your chance to share your arguments!


Structure your comment like this:

I chose to be on...Team Guardian/Game Company/gamer

It is not our responsibility to regulate children's gaming because...

Instead, it is the responsibility of... because...

Challenge: Tell everyone if your REAL opinion is the same as the Team you are on - or do you think something else?

Comments (89)

  • British Council.jpg efficient_fern | Tarun Madhyamik Vidyalaya | Nepal
    10 Sep 2021

    TEAM GAURDIAN: responsibility as a parent to know what kind of games your child is playing and ultimately it is your judgement call as to whether that is suitable. The games industry has done everything in it’s power to restrict access of adult oriented games to an adult audience. There are clear guidelines when purchasing, a lot of parental controls on consoles to monitor time spent on the console or online access and at the end of the day, the best way to understand what your child is experiencing is to try it yourself!

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    1. British Council.jpg capable_dusk | School of Excellence | India
      efficient_fern's comment 11 Sep 2021

      With all due respect I don't think that after a certain time guardians can actually control their kid's gaming routines or choices. Mostly children from ages above 12 get into gaming and implying that they do not know what is right and wrong for them is actually kind of foolish. The reason that children are so controlled over everything is the reason they feel like breaking all the rules or guidelines set by gaming authorities or for that matter government. I think that gamer is the one who is responsible.

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    2. British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      efficient_fern's comment 19 Sep 2021

      Parents participate in playing with their children,and after the game is over, they evaluate the impact of the game on the child and the length of time he spent playing.

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  • British Council.jpg candid_seagull | Islamabad Model School for Girls (VI-X), I-10/4 | Pakistan
    10 Sep 2021

    I chose to be on Team Guardian
    It is not the responsibility of the game company or the gamer because its the game companies job to make addictive games and earn off of it and it is not the responsibility of the gamer because if they are under 18 they are still a minor and don't know the side effects of gaming so the parents/guardians should be the one to teach them and offer a time limit.

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    1. British Council.jpg entrepreneurial_song | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
      candid_seagull's comment 13 Sep 2021

      Absolutely right, but when children go to a certain age they cannot be controlled anymore. Even there are situations like when parents tend to keep them in control they find some other ways to play the game which includes playing games somewhere out of sight of their parents starting to tell lies about it and much more.

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      1. British Council.jpg candid_seagull | Islamabad Model School for Girls (VI-X), I-10/4 | Pakistan
        entrepreneurial_song's comment 14 Sep 2021

        The other countries except China are worse and, I think China is too harsh when it comes to gaming time.

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        1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg Harriet @ Topical Talk
          candid_seagull's comment 14 Sep 2021

          Why is China too harsh, candid_seagull?

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  • British Council.jpg adept_fact | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    10 Sep 2021

    I think the responsibility to regulate children's gaming goes to Team Guardian. First of all, the game company is only trying to make more money. So they will try to have more people playing it, play for the maximum time possible and spend money on it. Secondly, for the Gamer team, they find the games enjoyable . It is common for humans to try to do the work they enjoy doing. For example - if one likes movies, he will always try to watch movies when he gets time. But he should keep in mind that this should not hamper his other works. Finally the responsibility of controlling it goes to the guardians. Because it is their duty to ensure the proper development of their children and have the absolute authority over them. Children finding games enjoyable is normal but if the parents allow it, it will go out of control and they will develop addiction to it. Of course, the children should also be aware of his playtime but if a parent wants, they can control their child's gaming time and ensure that it doesn’t harm their children.

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    1. British Council.jpg bright_grape | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
      adept_fact's comment 12 Sep 2021

      If kids don't control themselves, if they don't make themselves aware, how can parents force them to not play games? I would like to give you a real life example, though my parents control my brother and stop him from playing games, he still finds ways to play games during classes in the laptop, he doesn't care about what my parents will tell him and also steals devices from the cupboard when he is grounded. Since he doesn't know how to control his desires, my parent's words are not putting any effect. Don't you think regulations should be imposed on gaming companies and the companies should take responsibility because their invention is doing more harm than any good?

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  • British Council.jpg active_speech | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    10 Sep 2021

    I chose to be in team GAMER.

    If you give the opportunity among 10 persons to do a work that will harm you but will give you so much relief,peace and enjoyment...then i think 7 out of ten would at least try to do that so out of their curiosity.Simillar happens to gamer....when he/she has an opportunity to relief his stress and to enjoy his time doing gaming.....he at least gives a try though he is concerned about the negative impacts..and video game is such a thing that has lots of opportunities for a gamer to spend his time and thus a gamer can not control himself from keeping himself away from games.

    And i think the other two teams,team"Game company" and team "Guardian" could play a lot more important roles to keep aside the addicted of gaming.

    Firstly,team"GAME COMPANY" could set a gaming time to each user and thus controll the gaming time of any gamer.And addiction occurs due to overgaming.So,if specific game times which doesn't harms our mind could be set by the game companies then it would help a lot in controlling addiction in games.

    Secondly,team "GUARDIAN" could also have a great role in controlling addiction.In this case,the guardian's need to be strict.They have to look upon what games are their child playing.They could also monitor if the behavior of their child becoming harsh or not because harshness in behavior is a symbol of getting addicted to games.Again,the guardians could help their child to participate in creative works rather than gaming.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg terrific_raccoon | Boutcher C of E Primary School A
    10 Sep 2021

    I think the responsibillity goes to Team Gaurdian. My fist reason is because they should see if the game is appropriot for there age, second of all, it should be ready scary depending if there young. You must be thinking why, but that will scare the children (around 5-7) and they could get night mares or werird feelings going outside.My third reason is because they could get more addicted to the game and starting becoming naughty because they might wanna my longer then exspeted. So ithink kids should play atleast around 1-3 hours to help with llearning incase they might have a test paper to do on a day not exspected.We shouldn't really spend our money on game cads because this coudl want us to buy more. Maybe get 1-3 or 4 a year or afew months because this will not help us with our education.In fact we will look/act dumb in the public world and people could starts to get embarrest.Of course children should be allowed to play games, but depending on parents and cares. Maybe have a time limmet every day and spend more tm on work.

    Thank you for reading,
    Terrific_Raccoon

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg terrific_raccoon | Boutcher C of E Primary School A
    10 Sep 2021

    I also think team game compony because kids will start playing games withought promision and they could betend there age be around 18, when there atually 8.

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  • British Council.jpg inquisitive_cliff | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    11 Sep 2021

    I chose to be on Team Gamer.
    It is not our responsibility to regulate children's gaming because " we are the children".
    We mean that,as we are children we don't know which is right/suitable for us and which is wrong for us.

    In case of the Guardian : -
    One of the important factors in socialization is Suggestion, which means that as children do not have logic or ripeness of knowledge, so they easily become influenced by suggestion. So it is the duty of the Guardian or parents, teachers etc to stop their children from being addictive to gaming or to regulate their children's gaming.

    In case of the Game Company :-
    It is also the responsibility of game companies to make the games less addictive, so the children do not spend a lot of time on them instead of playing only in leisure. They have to keep their thirst for making more money beside and think about the future of the children.

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  • British Council.jpg beloved_politics | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    11 Sep 2021

    I choose to be on team Guardian

    It is not the responsibility of the gaming company to regulate children's gaming because they get money if more people are playing the games. It's their job to make such games which are more attractive. So they will not make the children away from the games. But also there are many parental control options in gaming. Parents can control the time limit of gaming of their child. And it is their responsibility to raise their child well. I'm not saying that it's the responsibility of the gamers because most of the time they do not understand the bad effects of spending so much time in gaming.

    Instead, it is the responsibility of the guardian to make the children understand the bad effects of the gaming and the addiction of it. Though the child should be aware about the timing but it is the responsibility of the guardian to have control to their children.

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  • British Council.jpg trusting_oboe | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    11 Sep 2021

    In my opinion, it is mainly the responsibility of a guardian to control the gaming rate of children. This is because a guardian is an adult who is solely responsible for a child's care, development and upbringing. Now, a gaming company will obviously focus more in making money rather than paying attention to the gamer's health. Again, the gamer is an underage person. He/she obviously needs guidance of an adult person. It is natural to make wrong decision at this age and that's why he/she needs directions for leading a good and healthy life. Therefore, it is the responsibility of a guardian to regulate children's gaming.

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  • British Council.jpg beloved_mode | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    11 Sep 2021

    “Prevention is better than cure.” It’s easier to stop something bad from happening in the first place than to fix the damage after it has happened.

    I chose to be on Team Guardian.

    It’s not the responsibility of Team Game Company or Team Gamer.

    Team Game Company:

    “Too much of anything is good for nothing.” Video games are designed to be addictive. Not “Addictive” in the clinical sense of the world, but games designers always looking for ways to make their games more interesting to increase the number of time people spend playing them. The gaming industry is considered being one of the most exciting industries in tech because of its importance to culture, entertainment, and technological advancement. However, if we use this gaming platform for a long time, it is not a matter for them to consider.

    Team Gamer:

    The quality of life is determined with aim factors and also with a subjective perception of factors that influence human life. ... Through participation in leisure activities, people build social relationships, feel positive emotions, acquire additional skills and knowledge, and therefore improve their quality of life. The current world relies on technology. Every parent allows their children to use technology. But in most cases, they do not teach their children how to use technology. Because of the increasing number of working parents, insufficient space for playgrounds, and a highly competitive educational environment and improving their flexibility, memory, self estimate, social relationships and also to reduce stress, anxiety, dullness, they are very fond of these video games.

    Team Guardian:

    While many youths can effectively juggle the demands of school, family life, social life, and technology. Those who cannot do so experience problems that often lead to a variety of mental health issues. In these cases, the parents need to become proactive in disrupting the formation of an addiction. The level of addiction differs depending on family background, family communication, and parental monitoring. To reduce video game addictions, there should be better family bonding and flexibility, like participating in various recreational activities involving family members. The best way to resolve this in most cases is to encourage parents to be present in the gaming world of their children. Play together, help set healthy limits, and actively find a variety of activities for children to consume online. This approach is particularly started at an early age, will keep gaming safe and sensible for most youngsters. They should find creative ways to allow games and tech time, balanced with outdoor or creative non-tech activities. If parents work outside, they should try to give more time to their children. Teachers should make school life more enjoyable. They should give the opportunities to study interestingly and productively. They should inspire their students to engage in outdoor activities instead of video gaming. Team Guardian should teach their children about the consequences of video games at an early stage. Individuals who suffer from bullying or struggling with face-to-face communication may be vulnerable to withdrawing into an online platform that seems less judgmental and anxiety-provoking than their real world. They should monitor this matter, too.

    Therefore, if guardians can ensure the children’s gaming time and what types of games are appropriate to save their children from developing an addiction to it, they can get their children out of these horrible video games.

    In my humble opinion, the responsibility to regulate children’s gaming goes to Team Guardian.

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  • British Council.jpg efficient_alligator | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    11 Sep 2021

    I chose to be on the Team Game Company.
    It is not our responsibility to regulate children's gaming because we as a company try our best to earn profits through our games and the satisfaction of those who play it. We make content depending on what the consumers want so that they can enjoy playing our games and have a good time while they are on it. First we have to consider the types of gamers. There are some who play games for killing boredom, some play to relief their stress and some play games as a pastime. There are also dedicated gamers who earn their livelihood through streaming games and making guide videos on various platforms. Games are necessary as they are a very popular form of entertainment worldwide and children also learn lots of new things from these. It is not like we don't regulate gaming. We show warnings in the starting screen that talk about the bad effects of extensive gaming, categorize games age wise, warn about sensitive content and so on. But we are a company that aims to earn profits and our roles should end there. After this the role of regulating children's gaming should fall on the hands of guardians. It is a problem that can be solved by making your children a routine limiting the amount of time that they are allowed to play daily. Being aware of what types of game your child is playing and its age category is also something guardians should be aware of. Children are bound to do things that they shouldn't but it is the guardians duty to keep them on the right track. Not being able to do these things for their children and letting them frenzy to the point that the State needs to take action on the guardians behalf is a discredit on the guardians side. I think the guardians should establish such a relationship with their children that they would be willing to listen to their advices and do accordingly.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      efficient_alligator's comment 13 Sep 2021

      A convincing and well-reasoned response. Well done! Is there a middle way where gamers can set some restrictions that support the guardians?

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  • British Council.jpg ethical_jambul | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    11 Sep 2021

    I chose to be on team guardian. So basically between the other two left parties, the game companies are doing nothing but just hankering after money. The more people play and buy their games, the more they spend majority of their time on it, the better.

    At the end of the day it's money is all that they care about; neither about how it's affecting the young generation negatively nor the overall societal outcome.

    Now about the gamers team, it in itself is a drawback since we're subjected to deal with young teens here; who are not adult enough yet to think rationally or to make wise decisions for themselves. Even if some of them do, taking practical actions according to it and balancing the time and energy wisely can get real tough.

    Thus I believe team guardian to be the one with the responsibility to regulate children's gaming. After all they're the people with much better experiences and insights in life;the one who cares and are concerned about the matter. They definitely can be the one to handle this issue logically without violation of freedom of choice and speech; that is cooperatively supervising their children's most obsessive pastime professionally while not suffocating their rights either.

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  • British Council.jpg storytelling_leaf | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    11 Sep 2021

    I think it is the responsibility of team Guardian. In the case of Team Gamer, they will find gaming a way to relieve their stress as it secrets Dopamine and makes them feel better. And for Team Game company, they don't want to decrease the playing time for the Gamers. Because from their POV, the more we play, the more money they make. Now in the case of Team Guardian, they are the ones who have the complete power to control their children's addiction. They can control kid's playtime, siege their phones, motivate them as they are our Guardian. The most important thing is, they are the ones who give the device. So before giving their child the device, they should be aware of whether their child is matured or not. So, the responsibility completely goes to the Team Guardian.

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    1. British Council.jpg curious_owl | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
      storytelling_leaf's comment 13 Sep 2021

      Sorry! I can not completely agree with your opinion in some cases.

      You have mentioned that dopamine is secreted during playing video games and it makes them feel better. Now, can you please tell me will you do everything which secrets dopamine? Would you like to take drugs all the time as it secrets dopamine in your brain and make you feel pleased? Obviously not, you have that intellect in your brain that it will harm you. So my dear friend, all the decisions you take and all the activities you do depends on your mentality.

      In the second point, you have alluded that the team game companies will not reduce their time because they make money through this. Have you looked over the news where China decreased the gaming time for children through a law? It was the order by China govt. that children can play games at (8-9)pm only on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holiday. Now, like china, suppose in your country a game is banned by your government but you have played the game through using Virtual Private Network (VPN) which can change your network server. So, my dear friend, whose fault is it? Since you can play this game even after being banned by the government so it is definitely your fault.

      In your 3rd point, you have mentioned "The guardians are the ones who have the complete power to control children's addiction." You should know one thing that after a certain period of time, parents can not control their children properly. May be you have heard that a Chinese couple sold their child to pay for their computer games? Now, what is your opinion at this situation? In spite of being enough matured and being a parents, how could they sell their child ! Where they should have kept their children away from addiction, they themselves became addicted to playing games. Again, when a parents stay outside of home, can't their children play video games at home? Actually, It is never possible for a couple to keep an eye on their children 24 hours a day. It's totally upto the children's mentality which way they'll choose. He can jump into the sea if he wants to. Again, he can also decorate his house bringing up a dazzled pearl from that sea. So, everything we do depends on our mentality and I think in this case, it's only the responsibility of team gamers.

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      1. British Council.jpg easygoing_frog | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
        curious_owl's comment 13 Sep 2021

        just some food for thought is'nt it the liability of the parents for the proper rearing of the children? For a gamer his main aim will be to play games for his stress relievment and entertaintment. Now in most cases the problem lies in finding the limit and in deciding the right and wrong. in both these scenarios, the parents have a responsibility to show their child the correct path between all choices as it is expected they will make the correct decision due to their experience. So the major part of the responsibilty relies in those who want to stop any future ramifications for the neo generation

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  • British Council.jpg lovable_jambul | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    11 Sep 2021

    I choose to be on Team gamers. First of all let me just clear the elephant in the room,I love to play games. I, being a part of the younger generation am obviously pumped up to play games. The reason is pretty simple. Why does a person like to do something? Because it’s fun! Lets put it this way, we all see our friends and classmates sitting with a console, why should we be different? We all like to go with the flow. But sometimes the flow of a river just becomes chaotic and results in a flood. That flood is the obsession and addiction to gaming. If you want to put a stop to that flood you can’t expect the river to stay calm.You have to take measures against it, like building a dam! What is that dam exactly? Well that dam can be built by us but I strongly believe it is the responsibility of both our guardians and the gaming companies. After all they are the ones at the end of the day who influence which game we can buy, what amount of time we can spend on games, what kind of games we can play.So basically grownups are the only ones who can stop the younger generation from getting addicted to this time consuming activity. Moreover, most children or even teenagers who play games in the world usually use their parents devices. Which is why it would seem that guardians have a tough but harshly necessary task of ensuring their offsprings don’t become addicted. Despite saying this, I won’t say we have nothing to do. What we could (should) do is try limiting the amount of time we usually spend on our smartphones. But again that’s also pretty much impossible without collective effort, persistence and a bit of scoldings from guardians. So there we have it…

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      lovable_jambul's comment 13 Sep 2021

      A creative use of metaphor to explain the problem. Well done!

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    2. British Council.jpg consistent_pear | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
      lovable_jambul's comment 14 Sep 2021

      As you










      Based on your words
      If we do consider the flow as game playing, the flood as gaming disorder then, isn't the players are the one who regulates the flow of water? Whereas the gaming companies are just like a river, making way for the water to flow. Then from who do you expect to control the flow? the river itself? or from the one who is regulating the flow?
      Did u really cleared the elephant or is it just hiding in your bias blind spot?

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  • British Council.jpg excited_agency | Tarun Madhyamik Vidyalaya | Nepal
    13 Sep 2021

    I chose to be on team gaming comping. It is not our responsibility to regulate children's gaming because we are just centered on earning profit and money . Instead, it is the responsibility of both team gamer/team guardian. We
    (Gaming company) try to make the game as addictive as we can. We are not concerned about spoiling the health, education, and even the life of children. It's the responsibility of guardians to supervise their children and let them play games for a limited time. The gamer should understand the adverse consequences of being addicted to the game. He/She should utilize their time wisely .
    Though I am on a gaming company my real opinion is not the same as theirs. I think my team should not just be centered on money or profit. Making games addictive doesn't just ruin the life of the kids but also ruin the human resources of the country. As children are considered as pillars of the nation, letting them spend much time playing the games is detrimental. We cannot get skilled human resources in the future. Indirectly, we are just supporting on the degradation of our country.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      excited_agency's comment 13 Sep 2021

      n excellent use of your speaking skill! Well done for contrasting your ideas with your own opinion.

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    2. British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      excited_agency's comment 22 Sep 2021

      What do you think is the reason for neglecting this matter in many countries? That is, countries already consider us future generations, so why don't they make laws regarding these games?

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      1. British Council.jpg excited_agency | Tarun Madhyamik Vidyalaya | Nepal
        healthy_antelope's comment 24 Sep 2021

        I think many countries are not aware of it .They simply don't give attention and are not far-sighted
        .

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  • British Council.jpg bright_grape | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    13 Sep 2021

    I chose to be on Game Company
    It is not our responsibility to regulate children's gaming because the games we make are for the enhancement of cognitive skills of the players, make them think critically. We make games both for educational and entertainment purposes. Our aim is to aid people in this era of technology to have a break and have fun in their daily lives because every day they have to lead life monotonously. From our side, we are trying to provide these facilities. But if a person deliberately jumps into fire, what can we do? We didn't tell them to play every day or every seconds. It's they who chose to allot their time, we didn't force them. We are earning money through the entertainment sector and it isn't at all illegal. In the case of movie producers, many watch movies day and night, but are the producers ever blamed? Nope, they aren't because it's the viewers who decided to watch day and night. A lot of software developers, graphics designers, programmers, unemployed workers have gotten the opportunities to earn there livelihood through our gaming companies.

    Instead, it is the responsibility of Team Guardians. If they can't even teach the kids, what is fire and ice, what is good and bad, how to allocate time, how can those under 18 know ethics and values? Ethics and values have to be enfused by the team guardian. If team guardian doesn't teach these, how can we expect kids to have a balanced life and think about their future? If team guardian doesn't express the reasons in a fun way or how the kid wants to hear, why will kids stop them?
    Water is necessary in life, but too much water may drown you. Everything has 2 sides, it's dependant on the guardians, which side they will make lucrative for the kids.

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  • British Council.jpg considerate_strawberry | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    13 Sep 2021

    I choose to be on team game company. It is not our responsibility to regulate children's gaming because the things we mainly do are making the game funny and more attractive. We always focus on only one thing and that is I will try my best to make profit. We make different types of games based on the needs of the consumers. And obviously we make games which are age restricted and which are also harmful for our health and we can be addicted in this games. So, we show some warnings at the beginning of the games and that is like, ''Have you been permitted from your family to play games''. Again, we also show some health issues at the starting of the games so that no one can say after playing our game that this game has made my life a hell. Again in our games we also use some techniques to make the people playing this game in limit like we use some virtual energies in the game, and only using by those we can play the games. If all your virtual energies finish you have to wait to regain the energies. Thus we try to make the people not addicted to our games. Now it is fully depended on you guys how you will judge our games.
    Instead it is the responsibility of Team guardians. They should always be careful about what their children are playing. They should fix a specific time for their children to play games and obviously don't give their children playing the games for a long hour. It is not like playing games is harmful for their children .But being addicted to the game is harmful. And obviously they should be careful about the behaviour of their children because most of the children become aggressive playing games sometimes. they should be the final deciders of what they want their children playing, watching, and doing. parents should find out what the child is playing and control or restrict them, so then parents cannot blame anything on video games if their child commits a violent .

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  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg miraculous_snow | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    13 Sep 2021

    In my view, I think that it is the liability of team guardian because I believe that it is their responsibility as to what their children, can or can not play. It is their decision as to whether a game is appropriate or not for their child. If they notice that a game is unsuitable for their child, they should take control and/or action in order to protect their child. If they weren't to protect their child, it could affect their child: it could scare them, which means they may not sleep; it could be detrimental to their health; it could mean that they have a lack of exercise because they spend all their time facing the screen. It could also damage their eyes. By guardians regulating game time, they are keeping their children healthy. It can't be a games company because they have done all they can do in their power because they put age restrictions and warnings on their games, but it still falls to the guardian to not by the games for their children.

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  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg independent_hummingbird | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    13 Sep 2021

    I think that it is Team guardian and team game company because Team guardian should be watching and checking in with their child to make sure they are ok, because they should be making sure the things their child plays/watches is age appropriate. A reason why it is Team guardians fault is they need to watch what they are selling, because they are trying to get money, but not looking out for the health of children, but once the purchase has been made there is nothing they can control, so it is a bit more of Team guardians responsibility.

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  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg talented_rambutan | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    13 Sep 2021

    In my opinion, the parents/guardians of the child should take the most responsibility for the regulation of screen time because they are the ones who should know the game and what the children need to do next. However, the child also has a slight responsibility for regulation as well because their parents/guardians may go out or feel as though they may need a break. But also, in a country like China, the game developer has a right to regulate their games. But ultimately (in my opinion), parents/guardians have the most responsibility in the regulation of video games.

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  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg miraculous_snow | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    13 Sep 2021

    In my view, I think that it is the liability of team guardian because I believe that it is their responsibility as to what their children, can or can not play. It is their decision as to whether a game is appropriate or not for their child. If they notice that a game is unsuitable for their child, they should take control and/or action in order to protect their child. If they weren't to protect their child, it could affect their child: it could scare them, which means they may not sleep; it could be detrimental to their health; it could mean that they have a lack of exercise because they spend all their time facing the screen. It could also damage their eyes. By guardians regulating game time, they are keeping their children healthy. It can't be a games company because they have done all they can do in their power because they put age restrictions and warnings on their games, but it still falls to the guardian to not buy the games for their children/child.
    Therefore, I believe that the guardians are the ones responsible to regulate children's gaming.

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  • British Council.jpg hopeful_moon | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 Sep 2021

    I choose to be on the Game Guardian team. It is not my responsibility as a parent to regulate children's gaming. Instead, it is the responsibility of gaming companies. Why? Let's imagine that every company producing and designing games put into consideration that it is responsible for every impact that the game may have on kids. This will encourage companies to design and regulate the most powerful, beneficial, imaginative and interesting games ever. If parents are asked to give their opinions and judge each game, and if they said that this specific game is harmful and after that that game was forbidden; this will make companies think twice before launching their games. There are a huge number of games out there for kids. Am I capable of checking every single game that my kids choose? I think it is impossible. Also, kids themselves, because of their young age, will not be able to decide by themselves what game is the best for them. I want my kids to play games, I want them to have some fun when they play games. When I see them play, I want them to be safe and it would be great for companies to add more safety and fun to this world. Game companies will be able to decide because they know all of the details of the game, they can add things and remove things. At least, as a parent, I want to see what age is suitable for this game or that! Companies are random in this matter. Most games don't care about the age of the player. They only care for financial issues.

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  • British Council.jpg easygoing_frog | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    13 Sep 2021

    I am team gamer for this one
    As a gamer, it is has really become a part of my life, especially during this quarantine where i am not able to go outside and socialize with my peers. I am able to do that through online gaming. I am able to partially replicate what it means to play and fun together and in this difficult time I have seen a number of cases where such gaming has prevented the gamer from doing anythng bad. Now the main rebuttal for the other groups are, it is your games that you play and you harm yourself so it is your responsibility. Well, agree to disagree. I mmay play the games but hte guardians buy the gamess for the massive amount of below 18 gamers and the gaming companies manufacture them. The guardians have that power of deciding what is needed for the child and just like uncle ben says to peter parker after he turns into Spiderman '' With great power comes great responsibilty'' So the guardians must make most gullible child gamers understand what is good for them to do and how much is acceptable. They need not to wield an iron fist at all times but a strict understanding is needed for the betterment of the child. Then when only the gamers undertand what is to be done and what i to be avoided. The gaming companies also have to play a part by giving proper warnings to players in a simple anner at the beginning of games along with making sure that their sales centres properly inform the child and parent about the pros and cons of the game.
    Finally let us recall the world famous proverb '' United we stand divided we fall'' Only through proper coordination from the three groups will it be possible for a sustainable solution to be implemented

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  • British Council.jpg earnest_television | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    13 Sep 2021

    I choose to be on team gamer.

    It's not our responsibility to regulate our gaming because
    1.We do not have self control and self awareness at this age.
    2. We are very curious to try new things.
    3. Children of our generation are living a bound life.There is no opportunity to play outdoors for many reasons.

    It is the responsibility of both guardians and game company.
    Responsibilities of guardians :
    1.They should ensure that children do not get addicted to games.
    2.They should play educative and constructive games.
    3.Guardians should create opportunities for social interaction with friends, family and others.
    Responsibilities of game company :
    1.Companies will create games that are suitable for the emotional, social and behavioral changes of children.
    2.Games should be made for their healthy recreation.
    3.Games should be age appropriate.

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  • British Council.jpg chatty_cicada | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 Sep 2021

    Hello everyone .
    I chose to be in the gaming company

    It is not our responsibility to organize children's games because we make these games with the aim of entertainment and spending free time, and these games help to distract children while the parents are absent for a necessary matter.

    Instead, it is the responsibility of Team Guardian because they are responsible for guiding children in the use of these games and are in control of when to give the devices to their children.

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  • British Council.jpg confident_clarinet | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    14 Sep 2021

    The responsibility to regulate children's gaming goes to Team Guardian according to me.Their responsibility is to check their children all time.Team Gaming company creates game for their own benefits.They want more adolescents to play games.Thus, they will earn more money. Adolescents usually like to do the enjoyable things.But they must remind that gaming should not disrupt their activities. At last,the guardians have to check them.They have to engage their children in other activities so that they can not play games. Team Guardian should cut the amount of spending time with the game of the children.

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  • British Council.jpg active_lemon | Tarun Madhyamik Vidyalaya | Nepal
    14 Sep 2021

    I want to be on team game company cause being a gamer addicted to our game it's really not our problem .We just create games to earn maximum profit . We just want to cover market cause its the best way to earn .A child being addicted to the game is because of the negligence act of the guardian and gamers themselves. Guardian should separate the time for children to play games ,so that children can relief the stress . Guardian should separate their time to accompain their children .So, that children wouldn't feel alone and wouldn't have hangover of the video games .Gamers themselves should have thought of the consequences of playing games overtime. They should play games but they should have follow the routine their guardian created . At the last but not the least think before you act cause everything you do,you need to bear its consequence .

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  • British Council.jpg motivated_orchard | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    14 Sep 2021

    I choose to be on 'TEAM GUARDIAN'
    First of all team gamers usually work for making the game more attractive, sometimes addictive and they get benefitted from it. Secondly, the children normally do not know about right usages of these games and get addicted to it.
    So it is the duty of the guardian to make the children ( below 18 years) understand how to deal with it.
    The main reason behind the present influence of video games is the incapability of the parents to spend time with their children. Children often become bored staying alone as most parents go outside for work. Again when come home often become busy with the phones. So they can't share time with their child's.
    If parents can share time with their child, then they might not get involved in violent video games. Talking with their parents, they might know the struggle that their parents had to face throughout their life. This will inspire them a lot. In this way, they may be free from gaming disorder. For examples, the children ( in the past) spent their time with parents and we didn't see gaming disorder. Still in village, people remain close to each other and we usually see less bad impact of video games than that in the town. It this very pathetic that we see some parents give their little children mobile phones. This develop a tendency of using mobile phone from the little age
    Now, who are already addicted with games, parents should not be rude with them . There should try to grow positivity among the children and tell them about it adverse effects. Moreover, they can travel a new place with their children, telling them stories etc. This might help them to overcome the addiction.
    Self awareness is the best way to have a beautiful and decent life. And it is the duty of the parents, teachers and nearers of the children to grow that within them from the childhood. Thus, one day there will be no problem regarding this issue

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    1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg Harriet @ Topical Talk
      motivated_orchard's comment 14 Sep 2021

      I've awarded you a star for demonstrating open-mindedness and considering other people's perspectives, well done!

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    2. British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      motivated_orchard's comment 22 Sep 2021

      Most video game players are teenagers, in your opinion, why do they rush to play violent games?

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  • British Council.jpg benevolent_rock | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    14 Sep 2021

    Well of course I choose to be on the "Team Gamer".
    I know I am doing something most of the common people won't see as a really good thing. And to be frank, I also thought it until I was 14 or so. Then suddenly I realized I have got a real liking to computer games. Not like that I am wasting my full time on gaming and stuff. Of course every work has got it's allotted time. But the parents and elders could hardly see this as a good thing. Ok, I know what I am doing might not be right from your perspective. You might think its affecting my education, hampering my mental state and taking me to a wrong direction. And I don't blame a bit for you to think it!
    People have been seeing since the beginning of time that the more knowledge you gather, the more stable and respected you become. You can get yourself a good job, house and respect of the society. Gaming was never a thing until the very recent time. But as it came, people started feeling interest in it and now its a real profession too! There are lots of people earning their livelihood just from gaming!
    Let's suppose I leave gaming as per your wish and start studying really hard and even become a great service holder and earn a lot. The society might give me respect, I might have a lot of money but I would always have a huge regret in my mind. Why couldn't I become a gamer.
    Well, its not the money or position always. What we seek is a relief and peace in our mind about what we are doing. Even if I can't be a successful gamer and earn a lot, I can always solace myself that I am doing my dream job and I can do anything here to prove myself. So its always the issue which matters. Its the perspective of us which matters.

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  • British Council.jpg consistent_pear | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
    14 Sep 2021

    I choose to be on Team Game Company.
    Let us consider game as a product and it is the responsibility of game companies to make sure it satisfies users and attracts customers. But they are not the ones who are responsible for regulating the use of their product by the customer. Everyone is the protagonist of their own story. game companies being the protagonist successfully playing their role. Then what's stopping gamers from playing theirs? They should be concerned about their own life and habit more than anyone. They should restrict their playing time and focus on study side by side.
    From a general point of view, it is the sole responsibility of an authority to regulate people. And guardians are like authority for a child
    It is true that after a certain age, children are not likely to abide by regulations and restrictions. But if children are made to follow certain rules and build certain habits, they will stick to it for the rest of their life
    as the saying goes that if you build a good habit today
    the habit will build a good 'you' tomorrow. Game companies are blamed for the negligence of children towards productive work.
    Well, gaming can be productive work too. Young people nowadays are earning a fortune by streaming games. The CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg in a Q\A video mentioned that it was video games that aspired him to be a programmer that made him what he is today.
    Thus gamers and guardians are the ones who are responsible for regulating gaming. They can also make it to be productive.
    Being on the gaming company team, though I think they are not responsible for children's gaming but
    they should be concerned about it. They should verify the age of its user properly. They should abide by the laws and regulations of the state as they are formulated taking people's welfare as a chief concern. The games should be user-oriented, convenient and featureful. Companies should focus on these aspects rather than making them addictive.

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  • British Council.jpg best_blueberry | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Sep 2021

    In my opinion , I think it is the responsibility of team Guardian. In the case of Team Gamer, they will find gaming a way to relieve their stress as it secrets Dopamine and makes them feel better. And for Team Game company, they don't want to lessen the time of playing games for the Gamers, because from their perspectives, the more we play, the more money they make and the more they get benifited. Now in the case of Team Guardian, they are the ones who have the complete power to control their children's addiction. They can control kid's playtime, siege their phones, motivate them as they are our Guardian. The most important thing is, they are the ones who give the device. So before giving their child the device, they should be aware of whether their child is matured enough or not. So, the responsibility completely goes to the Team Guardian I think.

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  • British Council.jpg aware_forest | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Sep 2021

    TEAM GUARDIAN💜
    Team gamers usually work to make the games more attractive, sometimes addictive and they get benefitted from it. As you know, children normally do not know about right usages games and get in the addicttion dark corner .
    So it is the duty of the Guardian to make the children ( at least gamers under18 years) understand how to deal with them and their bad effects and how to avoid it
    The main reason behind the present influence of video games is the incapability of the parents to spend time with their children because they are working outside homes and feel tired most of times.Due to that ,they often feel bored of staying alone as most parents go outside for work. Again when come home often become busy with the phones. So they can't share time with their children.
    If parents share time and children interests they might not get involved in violent video games .Gaming disorder comes as a result of addicting games and parents' being away from their children ( in the past) parents spent their time with parents and we didn't see gaming disorder. They were close to each other in every thing..their behaviours were good and they had great relationships with all people. It's very pathetic that we see some parents give their little children mobile phones and let them to go and to play whatever they like and whenever they like,too. This develop a tendency of using mobile phone from the little age
    Now, who are already addicted with games, parents should not be rude with them . There should try to grow positivity among the children and tell them about it bad , unhealthy effects. Moreover,parents can interact with them using storeytelling . This might helps to overcome the addiction.
    Self awareness is the best way too to be ok. in all times and don't let every thing affect them,do they?

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  • British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Sep 2021

    let's consider the responsibility to regulate children's gaming goes to Team Guardian .Their responsibility is to check them all time.So companies create game for their own benefits, the financial one.They want more adolescents to play games.Thus, they will earn more money. Adolescents usually like to do the enjoyable things.But they must remind that gaming should not disrupt their activities, guardians have to check them.They have to enroll their children in other activities so that they can not play games. Team Guardian should cut the amount of spending time with the game of the children.🕵️🚅🛢️🏍️🚆📺📺🎭🎭📽️

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  • British Council.jpg caring_personality | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Sep 2021

    What does the word best mean to me? Best is a word that means a lot of things to me. Better is something that you should take in deep thought, something that is closer to the truth, and better is something that will benefit you.

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  • British Council.jpg active_speech | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    15 Sep 2021

    I choose to be on team game company...i think the only responsibility that these companies have is to make their game more attractive so that more people plays it...and they could earn more money.They do have restrictions for different ages...but they also know that anyone could buy their game because of the large supplies.

    Instead if any guardian is alert about what their children is doing,playing or thinking..then they could help their children awaring about the bad sides of these games.Besides,if any child is already addicted..then no one could help except guardians because they care the most.

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  • British Council.jpg incomparable_queen | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    15 Sep 2021

    I chose to be on the side of Team Game Company. It is not our responsibility to regulate children’s gaming because as a gaming company we always try to maximize our profit. We create games according to the needs of our consumers and then we supply it to the market. From our standing, we value the gamers most because they buy our games and helps in our earning. There are also many gamers out there whose livelihood depends on gaming. So we have to consider all the situations. Again let not take gaming as a form of earning only.Gaming is also a necessary form of entertainment for all people.Besides we mention all kinds of information that anyone needs before buying games in the information part of the game.Instead, it is the responsibility of the guardians and the gamers themselves to regulate children’s gaming. Guardians look after their children and it is their duty whether their children is doing anything excessive or not. But if they fail to do so then it is their own inability.
    But,if the finger is pointed towards the gaming companies to regulate children’s gaming, the highest things we can do is sending notifications or alarms via game if any individual is playing excessively or not.Also we can write something like- Excessive gaming causes harm.But we can never go to the gamer's home and make them aware about the gaming regulations.Ultimately it lies within the gamer himself and the guardians to maintain the proper utilization of children's gaming regulation.

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  • British Council.jpg fabulous_radio | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    15 Sep 2021

    I chose to be on Team Game Company.

    It is not our responsibility to regulate gaming because all we are trying to do is make money and it is not like we have not taken any measures for the betterment of the other parties. Major gaming networks like Sony's Playstation®️ Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live and PC Gaming settings have parental controls available. According to those, there are options to make parent accounts and children account under the authorization of the parent accounts so that they can get statistics on the gaming habits of their children and they can limit screen time on the specific devices as well.

    Instead, it is the responsibility of the guardians and gamers to avail these features and by doing so get their desired outcomes. But most of the time, gamers are seen making regular adult accounts using fake ages sometimes too. So, I don't see any reason why we must take the blame for causing gaming disorder. In my opinion, the other parties are not even trying.

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  • British Council.jpg alert_sparrow | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    15 Sep 2021

    I think the parents have the responsibility.
    Most of the parents are employees. Because of their job they cannot give time for their child. That's why after the child's birth, the days of child is to be spent in the day care centre. a few years later, when the child is growing up, the parents give him/her a mobile or a device to play games so that he/she cannot disturb them. From then, the child is being addicted in gaming.
    So what is the reason?
    When the parents should have given sometimes for their child, they didn't give.
    When the child needed some supports from his/her family, they didn't get.
    I think these are the actual reasons behind this problem.
    Therefore, if the parents gave sometimes for the child being not busy on facebook, Twitter, Instagram, messenger etc or they gave reading books, comics, arts and crafts tools etc.and inspired them to creat something innovative, the child might not involving in these boring activities.
    But I think,
    We, the parents, still have the opportunities to fix the problem.

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  • British Council.jpg warmhearted_nation | School of Excellence Sector-23 Rohini | India
    15 Sep 2021

    hello, i choose to be in team guardian, and here's why i think it's my " Responsibility to regulate children gaming" or "NOT":-
    1. first of all here why i think it's not my duty to regulate children gaming :-
    in my opinion it's responsibility of those games companies and gamers on YouTube who make children attract
    towards gaming. the game companies Exaggerate their games with excessive amount of violence, dangerous
    events and appropriate things ​which make children too addictive to games . it stops children development, affect
    mental and physical health ,make them introvert to stay all day at home after school , ruins personality make and
    of course ​ruins the study routine . many of these game company does not even add warning in the games and
    lower the age in games not even thinking about children health . not only these companies but the gamers
    on YOUTUBE make child attract town ward games. they make to use illegal websites just for cool games who is
    made for adult and moreover to this they make them to start purchasing games without parents consent .
    2. here's why i think it's guardian responsibility to regulate children gaming :-
    i think that it's guardian fault too for children irregular use of games .it happens because they don't give time to
    their children , keep busy in other work so much that not looking after their child , what they (child ) are doing in
    their phones, giving the phones at very young age , not spending time with them making them introverts , not
    hanging out with them , giving them money without thinking what they are purchasing , not checking what type
    of games are they playing etc. if they spend time with, do outdoor activities , help them in studies ,giving them
    instructions for gaming limits , checking over what type of games they are playing or where are they using the
    money etc. if they give them their quality time maybe children will not become too addicted to games.
    in my opinion if we all ( team game company , team gamers , team guardians ) work together like making games that are not to violent and have rated for appropriate age with warnings , making promotions/videos on youtube which may include mental health guidelines and age warnings and finally spending quality time with children and giving warnings about illegal websites etc. these addictions can be lower and child health can be improved which will gives us a good genertion for future.

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  • Cheam Common logo quickwitted_performance | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    15 Sep 2021

    i think that it should be are parents that decide

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  • British Council.jpg candid_thought | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
    15 Sep 2021

    I chose to be on team guardian.

    Mainly it’s our responsibility to guide our children but day by day the situation is like we are staying away from our children most of the time of the day for professional reasons. And it’s difficult to choose what should we prioritize, our children’s healthy growth or the earning as both the issues are dependable to each other. And when we are stressed and tired after our job sometimes we behave rudely with our children for their excessive gaming which may have a different impact on them. And I would say it's gradually getting hard for a guardian for tacking responsibility.

    I think slowly but surely the responsibility is moving more towards team game company. They should be focusing more on the healthy growth of children as they are the future of a country rather to earn as much money as possible. Children are easily manipulated about what they found interesting and popular. I think for regulating gaming time a game company should permit a limited time to play from a single ID that is under 18. Suppose if they permit a 1-hour play for every ID then whenever a gamer(under 18) plays that game they cannot play more than 1 hour. And they can also use different virtual energy. The concept is like that team gamer had played three matches and after that their virtual energy will get empty and it needs time to refill the energy. This will allow gamers to take a break which will be very beneficial for their eye and their mental growth.

    And I think most of the people from team gamers are children or teenagers and they don’t have a clear idea about how much they should go and where to stop. I think we guardians can motivate gamers and make them understood what is good or what is bad for them and how much it is safe for them to go.

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  • British Council.jpg curious_owl | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    16 Sep 2021

    I chose to be on "Team Gaming Company."

    You'll be exhilarated to know that there are more than 2.5 billion video gamers around the world and surely this is our success. We, the gaming company arrange those games smoothly so that people can get entertained. We don't want to destroy our young generation because they're gonna lead the world in future. We want to make something different which can reduce the monotony of them. I think "entertaining people" is a great thing which is very necessary in this pandemic situation. Young generation is watching that thousands of people dying in front of their eyes all the time. So, If you were in the place of them, you would also feel like doing something different which can remove your boredom. I admit the fact that we always focus on earning money and profit but we also give the age restrictions, different health issues in respective game. So, we always do our best to make them safe from the addiction.

    Let me give you an example. Suppose you have bought a knife from a shopkeeper to cut an apple. Now whether you cut apples with that knife or kill people brutally is entirely up to you. The video games are exactly like that. It depends on your mentality whether you will get rid of the monotony of your daily busy life or you will ruin your life by getting addicted to it. So, I think the gamers should be more concerned in case of this issue. Where the health issues, parental controls and age restrictions are given, there is no chance to blame the gaming company.

    Yes! In some cases, it is also the responsibility of team guardians though they can not force their children all the time. If they always force their children, then the children will be mentally depressed. But guardians should be more practical because they can enlighten their children, they can teach their children to distinguish between right and wrong.

    Once Napoleon said,
    "Give me an educated mother, I shall promise you the birth of a civilized, educated nation.” This education doesn't always mean the formal institutional education. It also means the practical sense in them. So, if guardians can be much caring to their children regarding this gaming issue, if they have adequate knowledge and consciousness about this, they may protect their children and their children can achieve a bright future by staying safe from this video games addiction.

    Therefore, it is not the responsibility of "TEAM GAMING COMPANY." It's the responsibility of the "Team Gamers" and "Team Guardians" to control their gaming time.

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  • British Council.jpg caring_personality | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Sep 2021

    I choose to be in a game company whose laws work to design the game according to the consumer’s desire, but that this game is useful and not harmful because if the company designs games according to the consumer’s desire without considering the damages of this game, when this game spreads, it will lead to the spread of bad morals, but it is not The company is only responsible. Parents are also responsible for educating their children, especially before the age of eighteen, and the means of communication are also responsible for raising awareness about bad games. I hope my view is useful.

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  • British Council.jpg blissful_flight | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    16 Sep 2021

    I choose to be on team game company. It is not our responsibility to regulate children's gaming because games are the only way to earn money for us rather we would make it more interesting and more entertaining so that people play it regularly.Mostly we can make the game more stress free and smoother and refer the age-limit . Instead,it is the responsibility of team gamer and team guardian to regulate gaming.
    Playing a game entirely depends on gamer's wish whether he will play it or not .Gamers should be more alerted about spending time in gaming and play it limitedly knowing that we are making it more addictive.
    Guardians of the gamer should know that what game he/she is playing and how much time he/she spending behind it because they have the most rights over the gamer.
    Though I am on a gaming company team, my real opinion is not same as their because they are making games more violent,more stressful to brain that would harm directly on child's mentality. As children will lead the nation in future,games companies should make it more comfortable,smoother, enjoyable and less violent

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  • British Council.jpg great_dolphin | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Sep 2021

    I chose to be on Team Gamer . As I am 11 yeras old , it is not my responsibilty to regulate children's gaming . I like playing games in my free time but I think that children should not play these games a lot . Spending much time in playing may lead to several pains .

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  • Cheam Common logo affectionate_atmosphere | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    16 Sep 2021

    I am team game company because the game companies who create video games such as Fortnite and Minecraft are just people who are making games; if I was playing a game and and I peacefully playing and then my PC cut off then in would be upset, complain to my parent (or carer) and so they would complain to the game company and others might do that to, that would create chaos. And what if that game company who created the game had set the time limit to 45 minutes or even less and then children would get annoyed and then the same process would happen over and over again and that could lead to a complete catastrophe. The least that team game company can do is add age limits (which can most of the time keep children who are underage from inappropriate games such as GTA or Grand Theft Auto).

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  • British Council.jpg imaginative_world | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Sep 2021

    I chose to be on the Team Game Company.
    First of all,its not our responsibility to control children's gaming, because our goal as a company attempt to obtain and earn profits through our games.we don't concern of What are they playing,and Who are they playing? When we show our games we put in our minds ,if gaming will get the admiration of the player or not. Secondly , gaming are important as the importance of education .To sum up ,we show in our starting of any video games the side effects of violent games as a warning. I think we should try to discover everything and have the chance to know advantage and disadvantage of everything around us.

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  • British Council.jpg lively_deer | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    16 Sep 2021

    I choose to be on TEAM GAMER
    It is not our responsibility to regulate gaming beacuse we are very young and don't have proper knowledge to understand what's good or bad. We love playing games for relief from excess pressure, stress or enjoying our pastimes playing it. But at a time this not remain normal, many of us get addicted to playing games which is termed as 'Gaming Disorder'. As gamers (under 18) like us don't have proper knowledge, we fall for what's appealing and get addicted. But this is not our fault, it's very natural for us at this age. Rather it is the responsibility of Team Guardian to keep us on the right track. They know that we are not mature enough to take decisions as they have passed this age too, so they should limit our gaming and put restrictions. Firstly, it would be awful for gamers but soon they will be habituated to it and control themselves. Also the Team Game Company should put restrictions like putting restriction time in which when the assigned time ends gamers wouldn't be able to open the game each day. By this gaming addiction can be minimized to a greater extinct.

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  • Cheam Common logo amicable_leopard | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    16 Sep 2021

    I chose to be on Team Guardian. I believe that it is the parent's/guardian's responsibility to regulate children's gaming as they are the most responsible for doing it. Team Gamer are not responsible enough to regulate their own gaming as once they play a game , they might get addicted to it and won't stop playing. This can cause them to have wrist, neck and elbow pain, skin blisters, calluses and sleep disorders. If they play for too long, they may not get that much sleep and then will get serious stuff happening to their bodies.This is VERY BAD for their health! That is why parents/guardians are responsible enough to give gaming time limits to their children and make them do something else apart from gaming.
    Team Game Company is not the best choice to regulate children's gaming. I believe this because a game company makes games , not telling every child who plays the games a time limit of how much they can play. They also do not have the control of telling a child what to do. Furthermore , the game companies are trying to persuade children to play the games. That is why parents/guardians are there to stop them from gaming too much.

    Thanks for reading!

    Amicable_leopard

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  • British Council.jpg entertaining_tiger | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    16 Sep 2021

    I chose to be on the team “Game Company” since even if you apply rules and regulations if there is lack of guidance obviously the gamers might take various unethical means to find their satisfaction and relief. Moreover, the main purpose of the gaming companies is to make the best profit. They'll try their best to seek the gamers attention as they also have their families to feed! They're not nonprofit organizations although they can surely take some steps for the welfare of the children. But obviously it's not wholly their responsibility. Even after efforts, they can't do anything without strict guidance and observance.

    So, according to me, team Guardian is responsible for such actions. It is their responsibility to teach children the proper way to involve in gaming, guide them in the light of truth and making them aware of unethical activities and strictly observe its implementation. So they need to play the role in the real sense!

    While in case of gamers, they're too young to distinguish the slightest difference of unethical activities and satisfaction. They're supposed to be curious and give priority to their happiness by nature and it's not their fault.

    So, to a conclusion, it is the responsibility of TEAM GUARDIAN to properly guide and ensure the implementation of healthy gaming rules!

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  • British Council.jpg rhetorical_engineer | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    16 Sep 2021

    I am on team Company and i make video games , of course i am 15 so i only take part in lessons of programming games but with the experience i have i can easily tell that it's not our responsibility to control children's gaming ... it's our job . we have to make a game as attractive and funny as possible , to have original content to face our rivals in the domain . and this is of course not benefic for children . We do that for living so we have no choice . i am really sorry and sad because of the consequences of my future job ,that's at least my perspective , because the directors do only want to make profit of children's inability to control the time they spend playing . I hope that in the future , children will know that it's dangerous to play many hours a day and that the consequences on their health and life will be catastrophic

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  • British Council.jpg gregarious_dragonfruit | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    17 Sep 2021

    I choose team guardian,
    Guardians are the main advisor of child,while child growing guardians give them phone and pc so that they can play game easily,but if a guardian spend time with their child,help them to find happiness in good things such as to plant trees,to help people so that the children will go to this way and be carefull about game,games are a good things for time pass but not our friend.

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  • British Council.jpg honest_speech | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Sep 2021

    I chose to be on Team Gurdian . The commercial companies may have a role in the type of games they produce but parents and children themselves have a role in reducing the time of playing because it isolates them from societ and affects their brain .

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  • British Council.jpg sympathetic_analysis | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    17 Sep 2021

    I choose to be on TEAM GUARDIAN.

    'The more the gamers, the more the revenue'; retaining the maxim, game companies strive to formulate the games as splendid as conceivable to captivate surplus gamers. They make the games so enchanting and entrancing that the children, who start playing games to kill boredom or as a hobby, cannot resist falling into their trap. Because it is the human penchant to carry out what they rejoice in.

    Although the games are already somewhat overseen by the gaming companies, it's all up to the guardians to regulate children's gaming. Being oblivious and having a lack of sophistication, children don't sense the aftermaths while the guardians do. But, unfortunately, the guardians are swamped with their works nowadays; which left the children lonely. And to get rid of the loneliness, they get involved in gaming. Because of the lack of regulation, gradually addiction to these games can commence and lead them to hell, disguised as heaven. Once they get addicted, it's nearly impossible to pull them out of it; because addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside.

    But the guardians can still save them from addiction as they are, certainly, the most robust influence that youngsters have. To do so, all they need to know is how to be caring, to be loving, and to be able to connect with kids and engage with them. That's as simple as it is.

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  • British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Sep 2021

    Team Guardian
    Regulating the stile of play and setting its times we support the country China despite its strict laws and rules regarding gaming. There is a popular proverb that says (If your son grows up,treat hem like your brother), and this saying was said so that you do not lose your control over your son.

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  • British Council.jpg broadminded_wolf | El Rafie A | Egypt
    19 Sep 2021

    I agree with Chinese point of view as it protects the children from gaming addiction.

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  • British Council.jpg secure_cymbals | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Sep 2021

    The responsibility lies with: Parents, because they are the main element in raising the child and meeting his needs from these games, and they can instill values ​​in the child such as discipline and conviction.

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  • British Council.jpg impartial_lute | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Sep 2021

    I choose to be in Team Guardian because their working principle is very logical. We are now in an evolving world where gaming companies are producing games and competing for the best as we are now in a world where one understands the impact of games and phones in general In my opinion, I think that the task of controlling and paying attention to children from games is also one of the tasks of adults. Parents or adults should educate children about the dangers and negative effects of games, which leads to the growth of intellectual development in children, so they talk about things and their risks and benefits among each other, and thus the matter becomes Complete
    In my opinion, children should not only be educated about toys, but about everything, even food and drink Because the principle of Team Guardian stipulates that Because, in my opinion (the problem maker cannot solve it) (Also, the problem cannot solve itself) I mean that the games company cannot solve the problem because it is not interested Rather, adults and parents must solve it I also mean that the problem cannot be left unresolved because it will grow and there will be no solution later

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  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg openminded_currant | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    20 Sep 2021

    I think it is team guardians responsibility to make sure children don't spend every minute of every day gaming. As soon as it is sold, it is out of team game company's hand, it would be impossible for large companies to ensure children don't spend all their time on the game, because it would take loads of checking age and all the other things that could affect the amount of time children spend gaming. It is also not down to team gamer to decide, team gamer may have less awareness and experience with addictions and are unaware of the amount of time they will need in the future, gaming can be very time consuming. It would be unfair to put this responsibility on people when they don't have all the facts about the topic in question.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      openminded_currant's comment 20 Sep 2021

      Is it possible for big companies to do age-checks and put things in place to stop children playing games for longer than is good for them?

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  • Cheam Common logo elated_anteater | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    21 Sep 2021

    I choose team guardian at it is their responsibility to take control of their child.Also,once children start getting older they need to start controling how much game time they should be limited too.
    It is their resposibility to take control of what they do as they get older.

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  • Cheam Common logo buzzing_plantain | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    21 Sep 2021

    I think that I would be team guardian because I think it is important to know your child and be responsible for the amount of time the child spends online. You should limit the online gaming to a minimal as they should be playing outside, reading, playing games and seeing friends in person like children should. This will help their socialisation skills and their mental health.

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  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Sep 2021

    I am in a team under the age of 18: it is the producing companies that have to bear the blame, because we teenagers and children in this period are going through the most difficult years of our lives where we have to learn about new things, And we live with it and gain awareness about a lot, and allowing games to be played for a long time is the mistake of companies, of course they want to make money, but we are losing time, which is our future and our present and indeed we have lost our past , That is, this means ignoring our mental capabilities, and thus we will do harm to the state and its future. We are the future generation , We are the leaders of the future. You have to provide us with the conditions to build us on good principles, not with greed for money that will only bring us back psychological pressure,Because games and allowing them to be played for times in the middle of the night are addictive and addictive causes clinging to something to the point of madness to the point where he will not be able to stand his separation and of course we will find opposition from the family, which here will create psychological pressure on us , Because games and allowing them to be played for times in the middle of the night are addictive and addictive causes clinging to something to the point of madness to the point where he will not be able to stand his separation and of course we will find opposition from the family, which here will create psychological pressure on us

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  • British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Sep 2021

    I chose to be at the Team Game Company.
    It is not our responsibility to organize children's games because as a company we try our best to earn profits through our games and to satisfy those who play them. We create content based on what consumers want so that they can enjoy playing our games and have a great time while they are in them. First we have to consider the types of players. There are some who play games to kill boredom, others play to relieve their stress, and still others play games for entertainment. There are also professional gamers who make their living by streaming games and creating how-to videos on different platforms. Games are essential as they are a very popular form of entertainment all over the world and children also learn a lot of new things from these. It's not like we don't organize games. We display warnings in the splash screen that talk about the ill effects of intense games, categorize games by age, warn about sensitive content and so on. But we are a profit-making company and our roles should end there. Next, the role of organizing children's games should fall into the hands of the guardians. It is a problem that can be solved by making your children a routine that limits the amount of time they are allowed to play each day. Guardians should be aware of the types of game your child plays and their age group. Children are obligated to do things they should not do but it is the duty of guardians to keep them on the right track. Not being able to do these things to their children and letting them go so crazy that the state needs to take action on behalf of the guardians is a distortion on the part of the guardians. I believe that guardians should establish such a relationship with their children that they are willing to listen to their advice and do so accordingly.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      majestic_moon's comment 22 Sep 2021

      Very well-explained, majestic_moon! I have awarded you with a star for the way that you have put yourself in someone else's shoes in order to think from their perspective. Great work!

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    2. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      majestic_moon's comment 22 Sep 2021

      Very well-explained, majestic_moon! I have awarded you with a star for the way that you have put yourself in someone else's shoes in order to think from their perspective. Great work!

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  • British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Sep 2021

    I chose to be in the team game Firstly, it is our responsibility as a game design company to design and sell games to make more profit. It is true that the case of children’s addiction to video games is in our interest and increases our profits, but it is destructive for the next generation in the country, destructive for the young generation, and destructive for the future generation. Therefore, we are working on designing games that reasonably meet the user's need and do not increase addiction and profit. Keep in mind, sir, that there are many causes that helped children's addiction, and we must focus on them to reduce addiction to them.

    1 Entertainment: We know that the world is currently going through a period of the outbreak of the Corona pandemic and children are in their homes. And they can't Going to schools, parks, and amusement parks, to parties, just sitting at home doing nothing. For a child, this is an opportunity that will not be repeated twice, so he tries to spend all his time on it and satisfy his needs, and this is a big problem.

    2 To make money: Everyone knows that there are a large number of people who use these games to earn money by portraying the ways of playing and the ways of using these games and publishing them on social media, and this is one of the reasons why young people are addicted

    3- Lack of awareness. Children and young adults regard video games as a treasure that must be drained to death, as something that benefits them, and this is wrong. There should be someone who is more aware of its risks and downsides

    4 Parental preoccupation: In modern times, both father and mother work, meaning that most of their day is spent at work, they are tired, either do not have the energy to play with children or spend most of their time. On the phone, this increases children's free time and the tendency to play video games

    You may also see that most of the things that help addiction come from inside the house, but if we try to design games that reduce this addiction through video games that help reduce addiction, and I have suggested some of these solutions

    1 Not to sell video games under the specified age

    2 I have proposed this idea to design a new type of video game that allows the player to play for a maximum period of one to three hours a day by closing the game after three hours of opening it daily, whether permanently or intermittently

    3 Spreading awareness among parents of children by selling brochures sold with video games about the dangers of video games and how to reduce children’s addiction to them

    4 Designing a number of games that bring the whole family together. In this case, the child and the rest of the family play, and here they do not cause addiction.
    From here, we have worked and helped reduce the number of civilians on video games and educate our children that the interests of our children come first.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      compassionate_explanation's comment 22 Sep 2021

      This is very thorough compassionate_ explanation, well done! I have awarded you with a star for using some fantastic reasoning by thinking about this problem from lots of different angles.

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg distinguished_location | Bruntcliffe Academy
    23 Sep 2021

    In my opinion, I think that the responsibility is shared between team guardian and team game company. This is because it is up to the game companies to clearly label what the games they make are about and up to guardians to decide if a game is suitable to their child. I think this because it should be up to parents/guardians what there children say/do not the child themselves!

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  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg industrious_hen | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    23 Sep 2021

    I am on team game company because I feel that the responsibility is often placed on us to regulate age /time limits for gamers. We make games for entertainment and profits, some games our educational but its not generally our top priority. once the game has been purchased, what the gamers do with it is out of our hands. Age restrictions are put on the games to restrict anyone under the age limit from buying it,but we don't know what happens after it leaves the store. For example: if a parent wants to buy a twelve year old a sixteen rated, game it is not our responsibility for what happens after. It is up to the parent to decide how to raise their child, and that is the parents choice and none of our concern or interest. We cant really do much more than put the age limits on the games that we sell,we're not going to start tracking our games or asking for proof of ID when you log into the game (we do ask for ID when purchasing the game,but not logging in or making an account) We will not put cameras into our games ,as that is a heinous violation of privacy and a line that we will not cross.

    Instead we believe it should be the responsibility of team gamer: to assume that all gamers are children and have parents/ guardians to regulate their gaming is an unfair assumption-some people game and stream for a living and live of the money they make making gaming content as fully fledged adult . Usually people game for fun, and fun should be an unlimited resource. It is up to the consumer to decide how to consume the content that they paid the money for. On the other hand, gamers who are children are perhaps not as aware of how excessive gaming can damage their future selves-from anywhere to back problems to weakened mental health.

    Overall I'd say that I myself (not team game company) still agree with the statements made by team game company to some extent:I feel that some of the accountability falls upon the guardians to regulate (partially) the content that their children are consuming, to make sure that their development is not damaged by mature content or excessive screen time.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      industrious_hen's comment 24 Sep 2021

      Well explained, industrious_hen! How do you think gaming companies in China feel about the regulations there? Is it still "none of your concern"?

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  • British Council.jpg versatile_satsuma | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Sep 2021

    In my own opinion, I will choose to be a team gamer. I chose this character that I want to be in because I also want to clarify my point of view and the point of view of many teenagers other than me who misunderstand and do not listen to them, so I decided today to be my voice and their voice: Now there are a lot of teens who are addicted to playing video games and enjoy them a lot regardless of the game's rating or content. They want to try everything whether they are allowed and for their age or not, but we all know what "anime" is, of course, because it has become very popular In recent years, adults, children and teenagers have also become watching anime because sometimes they find qualities and traits that link them to a specific anime character, like me, for example. I find the character "Zentsu" from the anime Demon Slayer is my favorite characterFrom all the anime because I feel that it represents me and resembles me in its characteristics, of course you will say what made me tell you all this or what this has to do with our topic, then let me explain to you, after the anime became one of the most famous news in the world, the game companies paid great attention to this aspect as we all know that The companies whose only concern is to make the largest amount of money, so these companies began to issue games that carry these cartoon characters, and these games received great attention, as people started playing them excessively, but the problem here is that the company started its way correctly, but it did not continue in the right way, but when it made these Games interested in anime made them in the same violent way, which contain violent scenes as well, but they did not try to think of a good aspect that attracts children and teenagers about anime ،But it does not bring them any benefit except with a simple thing, which is to increase the incentive of the challenge when they win and lose, but the companies did not operate their minds and add goals bearing good morals or a specific idea that they want to communicate to children that makes them play games and at the same time they come out with a benefit from it, for example, that companies delete all these scenes And to put in their place motivating factors and add beautiful words that teens can use while they play with each other to support their teams and also add ways for them to help each other while playing and also in these games that we play now is winning by killing the opponent, but why not change that and make winning come together The two opponents agree and are compatible characters from the anime and thus this will attract children with the character of the anime and will also bring them a great benefit.

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