Swedish kid collapses after 24-hour WoW marathon

boy-asleep-at-computer.JPG

Fuelling further tabloid hysteria about the dangers of online gaming comes a story straight outta’ Laholm in western Sweden. Some poor 15-year-old kid was enjoying the new WoW expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, with some friends, but 24 hours into their mammoth gaming session, he collapsed and suffered what seems to have been an epileptic fit.

Doctors told the father that his son’s bodily systems had been disrupted by a combination of sleep deprivation, lack of food, and the prolonged period of concentration playing the game. He’s expected to make a full recovery, but seriously – this is just an idiot kid. The fault isn’t in the game, it’s in the parents who didn’t tell him to stop or at least get him to eat some food and have a nap.

Read more | Comments (0)

Duncan GeereSwedish kid collapses after 24-hour WoW marathon

PARENT ALERT: almost none of your kids are looking at web pr0n

disturbingly_pleased_kid_computer.jpg

A new survey by The Carphone Warehouse has found that children as old as 18 are avoiding pornographic websites and even less are having sexually explicit conversations. The study, conducted in part Dr Tanya Byron, the very embodiment of Psychology 2.0, also found that children even lie about what they are doing and that parents have ALMOST NO IDEA AT ALL.

Read more | Comments (0)

Al WPARENT ALERT: almost none of your kids are looking at web pr0n