Playstation Nation: Protect Your Child from Video Game Addiction

Playstation Nation: Protect Your Child from Video Game Addiction

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by Olivia and Kurt Bruner
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599952789
Publisher:
Center Street
Publication date:
05/30/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
882,950
File size:
698 KB

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Playstation Nation: Protect Your Child from Video Game Addiction 1.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Ethan Nami More than 1 year ago
What a bunch of ****
James Mullins More than 1 year ago
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
Ryan Barrett More than 1 year ago
some people will believe anything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A racket for getting money from over protective parents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish I could rate this piece of crap book one star.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not sure if alive or chuck testa.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just dont read it. It'll lower your IQ.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dumbest book ever. The author should get sued
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago