Violent and possibly addictive, video games have become a major part of American childhood. What should parents do?
It's been decades since the game Pong first bounced digital tennis balls across our TV screens. Since then, video games have become a ubiquitous entertainment phenomenon, as well as a major slice of the electronics industry's profits. Adults, especially parents, worry about the health effects, and there's lots of debate about the social and cultural ramifications of video games.