Playstation Nation: Protect Your Child from Video Game Addiction [NOOK Book]

Overview

When Olivia Bruner saw video games overtaking her young sons' lives, she decided to learn the facts behind addiction. What she found was shocking: that most games are designed to be highly addictive-triggering physiological reactions in the brain similar to those associated with substance abuse-and that one out of five kids becomes addicted to computer and video games. And while many parents screen the content of games to protect their children from violent and sexual themes, few understand the forces causing ...
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Playstation Nation: Protect Your Child from Video Game Addiction

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Overview

When Olivia Bruner saw video games overtaking her young sons' lives, she decided to learn the facts behind addiction. What she found was shocking: that most games are designed to be highly addictive-triggering physiological reactions in the brain similar to those associated with substance abuse-and that one out of five kids becomes addicted to computer and video games. And while many parents screen the content of games to protect their children from violent and sexual themes, few understand the forces causing their children to become hooked on the "digital drug." This book arms parents with the facts they need and concrete steps to protect our children from this very real epidemic. A must-read for all parents.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599952789
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Publication date: 5/30/2009
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,098,084
  • File size: 683 KB

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

    Stupid

    What a bunch of ****

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Stop being paranoid. Its your fault for buying your kid this game

    You have no right to blame the company that made the game. You people obviously over-reacted when you bought your child a mature game and just had to write this stupid book. If you have problems then fix them but otherwise keep your problems to yourself. Gaming increases hand and eye cordenation, creativity, imagination, determination, and core virtues ( such as patience ). You have no one to blame but yourself. This book wasted alot of time you could have spent being with your child if they had problems thus preventing the process of him or her becoming metaly okward. All games are rated depending on what themes and violence are in them and it is the parent's job to know what that rating is, if not you could have your child sleeping with you because they are to scared to be alone. You also didn't look up some of the " facts" you put in this book thus lying to your readers. I'm sure your child is unhappy whenever the video game subject comes up when he or she is talking to friends. I would be. This book is the waste readers should look down on because these parents simply were being paranoid and couldn't stand watching other kids play. (This book sucks)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    An Obvious Bias from Parents who Overeact

    This is sad. Just sad. I have goten a sample of this shamful excuse for a book. After reading 10 to 12 pages, I've only seen mostly bias remarks. Some you can't prove and some blatently ridiculous. These parents obviously didn't do their reasearch. It's a one-sided debate. Don't blame the game, blame the player. It's not the game's fault. The game is just doing what it was design to do. It's the players we should be worried about.

    Don't read this book. It's a disapointment and a waste of anyone's time and money. PERIOD.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Uninformed, incorrect, and horribly judgemental excuse for a book.

    Just dont read it. It'll lower your IQ.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2011

    i love to monger irational fear about new things that i dint have as a kid and there for is bad

    really i type in gamer to get a sunscription to pc gamer and there are like 10 identical books preying on peolles fears. the only thing spend time on comps and video game consols affects is spelling. also this book is great herp derp

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2010

    idiotic

    some people will believe anything.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    This sucks

    A racket for getting money from over protective parents.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Stuppid Stupid

    I wish I could rate this piece of crap book one star.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    NO.

    Not sure if alive or chuck testa.....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    .

    I have been gaming for a good four years, sometimes staying up so late it's morning and dad's cooking eggs, and I write, draw, run, and steal books from the reading teacher's bookshelf.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    STINKS

    This is just like the other book:"Stop Teaching Our Kids How To Kill". This is crap. I have been gaming since 2010, when my mom gave me my dad's Game Boy, and I am not a crazed game addict.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Dumb

    Dumbest book ever. The author should get sued

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Do not buy this

    It is aw aste for kids parents who dont let theor kids have any fun and over protective parents who let their kids not have any video games

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    PEICE OF CRAP

    THIS IS A WASTE OF MONEY

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    Posted January 21, 2010

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    Posted August 5, 2010

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    Posted December 28, 2009

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