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...
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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.
PLAYSTATION NATION gives parents what they need to know to save their kids from addiction to videogames - before and after exposure. One out of five kids becomes addicted to computer and video games. Each year the video game industry raises its revenue (projected to reach $33 billion by 2008) with newer, more advanced, and more addictive games - games that are increasingly linked to violent and self-destructive behavior in such high-profile tragedies as the Columbine and Paducah shootings. Is your child at risk, and if so, what can you do? PLAYSTATION NATION exposes the very real threat of video games to our children: their capacity to turn vibrant, well-balanced kids into emotionally and socially impaired individuals unable to function as productive members of society. Spurred on by the patterns of addiction they saw developing in their own son, Kurt and Olivia Bruner share their message with concerned parents grappling with the videogame dilemma and arm them with hard facts about addiction.& ;Using the personal stories of former video game addicts to help parents identify the w
Kurt Bruner is a graduate of Talbot Seminary and the bestselling author of several books, including Inklings of God-What Every Heart Suspects and Finding God in The Lord of the Rings. He and his wife, Olivia, have four children. SPANISH BIO: Kurt es graduado de Talbot Seminario y escritor de libros incluyendo Inklings of God-What Every Hear Suspects and Finding God in The Lorg of the Rings. Kurt y su esposo tienen cuatro hijos y viven en las sombras de los Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Kurt Bruner is pastor of Spiritual Formation at Lake Pointe Church near Dallas, a graduate of Talbot Seminary and author of books with combined sales of over 500,000 copies, including The Divine Drama, the recent best-seller Finding God in The Lord of the Rings; Inklings of God and Shedding Light on Dark Materials a critique of the writings of Philip Pullmann.