What to watch out?!

Parents should not be blind to the dangers that arise any time a child uses the Internet. In fact, they should be made very aware of them, and in the interests of your child’s safety, we’ve included a list of potential problems. Keep in mind however, that just because the internet can be dangerous, however, does not mean that it has to be dangerous for your child. Dangers of the internet can include: Coming across inappropriate contentStrangersGiving out detailsBeing asked inappropriate thingsStruggling to socialize with real people These can all be combatted in the house to allow the child to be safe when using the internet – whether it is to study or to play games. Parents and schools can take steps to ensure that they are able to keep their child…
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What Minecraft Can Teach Us

Minecraft looks like just another game – you sit in front of a screen and not blink for hours. Your kids get addicted, they ask when they can get back on, you get annoyed that they do not socialize. Sometimes, though, it is not a bad thing. Research has gone so far into proving all the positives that can be gained from playing the game. How the Economy Works It might not seem like it when they are clicking away at the mouse to lay down blocks, but the game can have a big impact by teaching them that items are not infinite, and that they can and do run out. Some materials in the game never grow back. If you cut down a tree, and do not replace that…
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Minecraft’s Role in Development

Minecraft – as a game – does not have many elements in that can be considered negative. It’s an inherently kid-friendly game that emphasizes creativity, freedom, and out-of-the-box thinking. There are two modes of gameplay: Creative Mode This mode allows the player to purely concentrate on creation – they have every material that is available in the game universe at their fingertips – with an unlimited supply – letting them build and shape their perfect world as they see fit. This is a safer gameplay mode for people who are purely looking to give their child building blocks and help them unleash their creative side. The player does not have to do anything in-game to keep it going. There is no combat, no need to run or hide. They are…
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Minecraft for kids?

While video games and development do not usually go hand in hand, for many reasons, Minecraft is one of the few exceptions. Video games currently have a stigma that they are bad for children and a negative influence on their lives. While this is still a widely debated topic, some researchers believe video games can have a positive impact on developing minds. Various games can improve a wide range of skills in younger children. Minecraft, for instance, has been measured to improve: Hand to eye coordinationDecision-making abilitiesAwareness of situations around themIncreased attention spanSharper visionStress reductionCritical thinking All of these have positive side effects for your child in the real world. There have been countless studies done which prove that children can benefit from playing video games. Obviously, no one is promoting…
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Is Minecraft Good For Your Kids?

Minecraft is a game that nearly everyone has heard of. It was released in 2009,  and quickly became an international phenomenon. Today, Minecraft can be played on a wide variety of devices, from PC’s to smartphones. The game itself is classed as a ‘sandbox game’, which is defined as a controlled environment with defined boundaries, but open rules. The player has everything they need right at their fingertips to play the game successfully, but what they make of the experience is completely up to them. Even after a number of years, the game continues to grow in popularity. What was once a child-like game, that was mostly overlooked by adults, is now one that is popular across all age ranges and genders. Children get to explore their creativity, without parents…
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