It’s no secret that playing video games is an extremely popular hobby for today’s youth. It’s so popular that video gaming is a multi-billion dollar industry bringing in more money than movies and DVDs combined. It has been found that young girls are playing more than an hour per day and young boys are spending more than two hours per day playing video games.
According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, “Studies of children exposed to violent media have shown that they may become numb to violence, imitate the violence, and show more aggressive behavior. Younger children and those with emotional, behavioral or learning problems may be more influenced by violent images.” And not only that, but research shows that playing video games that exploit violence and negative behaviors as a child can cause several negative effects, including:
- Less time socializing with friends and family
- Poor social skills
- Time away from family time, school work, and other hobbies
- Poor grades
- Less exercise and obesity
- Decreased sleep
- Aggressive behaviors
Before you go and ban video games in your home, you’ll be glad to know that in moderation, playing age-appropriate games can be enjoyable and healthy. In fact, there are video games that promote learning, problem solving], and help with the development of fine-motor skills. That’s where The Guardians of Peace comes in! A mindset video game for kids to help them with emotional self-regulation and coping skills to improve their health and well being.
Using Qigong, a popular form of Chinese meditation, so popular in fact that it’s taught in schools all over Asia, The Guardians of Peace teaches kids how to meditate while having a great time. But it’s not the”‘lotus position” meditation format that can be sometimes difficult for kids to often understand. It’s more a relatable karate-style meditation that keeps kids engaged and asking you for even more playing time. The practice and The Guardians of Peace game ultimately leads to better health, increased happiness, and an improved mindset.
Not only is movement and exercise incorporated into the game, but teachable moments are included as well. Diversity is one of those main components! The Guardians of Peace was created intentionally to feature characters that were of all different walks of life, nationalities and backgrounds. This encourages our kids to accept the differences of others – promoting inclusion.
Moms, we can almost hear your cheers through the screen! It’s one less fight you’ll have when it comes to video-game usage.
Guardians Of Peace Is Available On Xbox, Google Play, And On The Apple App Store.