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There are smart ways to restrict the time our kids spend playing videogames at home during lockdown

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Addicted: Many youngsters can't get enough of their video games

Addicted: Many youngsters can't get enough of their video games

Challenge: An advertisement for the PlayStation 5 says, ‘Play Has No Limits’

Challenge: An advertisement for the PlayStation 5 says, ‘Play Has No Limits’

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Addicted: Many youngsters can't get enough of their video games

‘Just five more minutes, mum, pleeeease?” “Turn that bloody thing OFF!” “Why don’t you go outside and play instead of staring at that screen?”

If these sound like the arguments that pass for family life in your house, take heart in the knowledge that you’re not alone. In this year of the plague, parents could be forgiven for using videogames as crutches and babysitters while they try to get some work done.


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