App and game developers use similar persuasive technology techniques to those used by the gambling industry, to make games irresistible, compulsive and hard to stop.
Parents should be aware of the "real age" rating of games, and the impact of first shooter games on young, impressionable minds.
Use parental control filters to help kids manage their gaming time, as well as filter unwanted text and chat messages. Settings for games can also be changed to protect the identity and location of your kids, to keep them safer.
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