Friday, December 09, 2005

Cybersociety

It seems to me that children are probably growing up differently these days. That is not to say that the music teenagers listen to is too loud; or any of the usual things the older generation might talk about. There are news reports being broadcast on television regularly, about how children, are as a group, becoming more and more obese.

In the previous generations, children were more outdoor oriented with their activities. Options included the politically incorrect "Cowboys and Indians", or "cops and robbers". There were also numerous sports oriented options ranging from kickball , to freeze tag . Finally, I remember just joining pick up games of whatever, seasonal sport was going on. This coming from a person who was not terribly athletic, and generally more book oriented.

With all of that in mind not only are the food options for children atrocious, but the leisure options seem to be unhealthy as well. Certainly, the content of some of these video games is offensive, but please don't lose sight of the fact that fresh air might be a better option for the younger set than the computer screen or Xbox, regardless of the quality of the video game being played.

More later...

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