What Do We Teach Our Children?
1. Do Not Talk to Strangers
2. Do Not Hit, Punch, Kick, or Harm Someone Else
3. Be Kind to Others, Especially Those Less Fortunate Than You
We are taught in Bible to be humble, to care for those in need, to love our enemies, and to show compassion. Yet, the lessons children are learning through their technology activities are the opposite. Our children are a gift God has entrusted into our care. This is a blessing and a joy, we must not let evil seep into one crevice of their lives, if we can avoid it.
The wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without pretense. James 3:17
Lessons Children Are Learning From Video Games
1. It’s Alright To Talk To Strangers When You Are Playing the Same Game-–
Parents are Taking a risk when allowing children to play online. These strangers could very well be predators, looking for their next victim.
2. An Overwhelming Number of The Video Games Are Violent
Gamers enjoy killing their targets, the more kills, the more points, or levels they earn. Although some of the games are not violent, the gaming industry produces more of the violent games simply because they make more money from them.
3. Kindness Does Not Earn Points Except In The Games Encouraging Children to Take Care of A Pet, or Other Character in The Game
There are some games which require children to care for animals, but many of these games do not allow players to save their spot in the game. Instead, players fear leaving the game because their pet may die without constant care.
4. Women are Sex Objects
Even many of the children’s games have women dressed in garments which draw attention to size of breasts and exposure of much of the body.
These are only some of the lessons children are learning. Other lessons and dangers include the following, depending on the games children are playing.
- Behavioral Addiction
- Acceptance of Violence
- Thrill of Gambling
- Importance of Self – Narcissism
- Demonic images and Figures Displayed Frequently
- Disrespect for Human Life
- Glamorization of Criminal Activity
- Disrespect for Authority and Laws
- Control and Power
- Lack of Empathy
- Glamorization of Torture
- Acceptance of Rape
- Lack of ability to Differentiate between real and Virtual Worlds
- Fixating on Tactile Ways to Invade and Escaped Detection
- Acceptance of Child Sex and Child Rape
- Questionable Values and Morals
- Stealing Rewarded