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video game addiction

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by Ps104_33, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Ps104_33

    Ps104_33 New Member

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    RENO, Nev. (AP) - A couple who authorities say were so obsessed with the Internet and video games that they left their babies starving and suffering other health problems have pleaded guilty to child neglect.
    The children of Michael and Iana Straw, a boy age 22 months and a girl age 11 months, were severely malnourished and near death last month when doctors saw them after social workers took them to a hospital, authorities said. Both children are doing well and gaining weight in foster care, prosecutor Kelli Ann Viloria told the Reno Gazette-Journal.
    Michael Straw, 25, and Iana Straw, 23, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts each of child neglect. Each faces a maximum 12-year prison sentence. Viloria said the Reno couple were too distracted by online video games, mainly the fantasy role-playing "Dungeons & Dragons" series, to give their children proper care.

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070715/D8QD02LO0.htm

    Video game addiction is a much more serious problem than we think. I recently had to let a guy go at work, who was a very good worker but he couldnt get to work on time. The reason? He had a video game problem and stayed up all night playing "Warcraft".
    But the above story takes the cake.
     
  2. faithgirl46

    faithgirl46 Active Member

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    They need Jesus and the kids need somebody who will make them a priority.
    Faithgirl
     
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