In this Digital Citizenship lesson we watched a film about the internet and how it can negatively affect peoples lives if they’re not carful. In it there was different kids that had had a problem with the internet like giving away personal details and getting addicted to it. In this blog post I will be talking about one of the kids called Kieran that had an addiction to gaming ever since he was seven years old.
The problem that Kieran had was being addicted to gaming online and playing 14 hours a day. This was really bad for him because he never went outside, didn’t get his school work done and because he was always in front of the TV he didn’t wash and brush his teeth. It got so bad that by the time he was 15 he dropped out of school and this was after his parents had been repeatedly telling him to get of.
Eventually Kieran realised that what he was doing was really bad for his personality and health and sais to his dad that he needs help. They took him to a an addiction specialist and got rid of his addiction.
I think that Kieran’s parents should have done something earlier to help him like taking away his console or putting some sort of restrictions on his game time.
The message that I take away from this is that it is really bad to get hooked or addicted to something so much that it effects your health and social life in a really bad way. I think that it is best not to get addicted to something in the first place and if you do try find some help from friends or family.