Game addict kids hit by 'extinct' bone disease

CRIPPLING bone disease rickets has made a shock comeback - because kids are staying indoors with video games instead of playing in the sunshine.

The condition - rife in gloomy 19th-century slums but wiped out in Britain in the 1930s - has been found in more than A FIFTH of children in a Southampton study.

And unlike the olden days...

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Shackdaddy8364937d ago (Edited 4937d ago )

Thats why parents should interact with their kids and play with them instead of sitting them in front of the T.V. and ignore them...

I'm happy I didn't have crappy parents.

TheLastGuardian4936d ago

Who needs real life when GT5 has better grahics?

Honky Kong4936d ago

even if you arent joking, its funny. Thanks for that!

Bobbykotickrulesz4936d ago

Good point. Dumping my girlfriend and waiting patiently for GT5.

Maybe I should stock up on snacks so I don't have to leave the house for at least a month.

Nihilism4936d ago (Edited 4936d ago )

You know you play too many games when you look at a tree in real life and think "could use little more anti-aliasing"...which I have done...

a08andan4936d ago

I do prefer real life since it has amazing real time light-rendering. No lag and always perfect! :)

irepbtown4936d ago

Dont they go to school?
I do (Live in England), 'They dont get enough sunlight' was it?
Parent fault, i play games quite alot but i still go out and play football (Or soccer as some of you might know it as).

No blame on games, just parents.

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Chuk_Chuk4936d ago

Or they could focus on making the streets of England safe or give kids things to do instead of letting them hang around a bus shelter all day.

hiredhelp4936d ago

i agree there . but i cant see this soo many storys about how games can effect you. only some are. well plausable this i cant see as most kids go school so there for they do get some movement in there joints.

Redempteur4936d ago

game addicts kids ?? why just not kids ?

every kid in modern society is hit by the potential of this in developped countries

poindat4936d ago (Edited 4936d ago )

Which just so happens to be the definition of sensationalist and trash reporting. Generalizing them as 'game addicts' gives them more hits.

Scottyabanks4936d ago (Edited 4936d ago )

You can't blame video games, blame bad parenting. Me and and my brother are both hardcore gamers and compete in many tournaments, and spend a lot of time gaming. However, growing up, despite our video game habits, found just as much time to go out and play football with our friends, I was on a juniors hockey team, and he bowled weekly on a team. My mother caters, and always cooked all that good stuff right at home, so we didn't do fast food that much. And because of that, yes, we we still maintain many of those good habits.

Parents have full control over their kids development, and it's pure laziness when parents buy their kids a console instead of encouraging them to do something else. Hell, when the Ps2 launched me and my bro didn't get ours until we could furnish all 80's or higher on our report cards. Sometimes my parents would let me stay out late when I was in middle school if I would get of my game for the rest of the day.

So yes, there are many strategies parents can use to properly influence their kids to have an equal balance between work, play, and games. Cause this whole "kids addicted to games" shit doesn't fly with me.

BiggCMan4936d ago

It sounds like me and you came from the same family haha. My mom raised my brother and I just like you. My brother and I were on a soccer team when we were younger, we were constantly outside but we played video games very often. And it was rare to eat unhealthy foods in the house since my mom would always cook fresh foods. This article, like many before it is just trying make video games look bad. Kids these days are the way they are because of their parents. Kids are becoming fat and lazy because their parents are becoming fat and lazy. The education system in america is laughable at best. Teachers rarely give a damn about students, because students dont give a damn about their future. Its ridiculous.

Scottyabanks4936d ago

Exactly what I'm saying. It's also sad to say that even with the innovation of the Move and Kinect, it's making it even easier for parents to be okay with their kids staying inside. I can see it now, a parent goes into Walmart and says "hmmm, maybe I should buy the new Xbox with Kinect... cause I sure am tired of cleaning the McDonald's french fry grease off my sons controllers. Plus he can work off those McDoubles he likes so much right here in the living room, instead of playing with that Timmy kid and his Ps Move down the street."

The future looks bleak my friend.

gamingisnotacrime4936d ago (Edited 4936d ago )

is called parenting

stupid legislation coming soon?