Computing task – week of 14/07/20

Many of you play games online – but do you think there is such a thing as TOO MUCH online gaming?

More than half of young people between the ages of five and 15 now play games online, and in 2019 spent an average of nine hours and 30 minutes a week gaming! At that rate, you could have watched all the Harry Potter films in just two days, or seen every match in a Premier League season in just 2 weeks!

That’s a lot of time. Think of all the other things you could be doing!

What advice would you give each other in response to these questions? Post your ideas in the comments section and help each other to stay safe and healthy over the holidays whilst playing online.

  • What can you do if you start feeling snappy or stressed when you’re playing a game online?
  • How can you make sure you stay in control of how much time you spend gaming?

Read ideas to help you with these questions here.

If you’re worried about a friend who is spending too long online you can find some advice here.

3 thoughts on “Computing task – week of 14/07/20

  1. Halimah

    Question 1: What can you do if you start feeling snappy or stressed in a game?: You can take a break and do another activity or you can rest for the day and always come back the next day or exercise.

    Question 2: How do you control your time gaming?: You can have a schedule of how long you should spend gaming. You could also have an adult watch you game and remind you to get off.

  2. Zayan

    Zayan’s P4C Work
    You shouldn’t play video games for more than 3 hours because It’s hard to get enough active play and exercise if you’re always inside playing video games. If you play for a very long time then it’s a problem because it affects your Mental and Physical Health.


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