The Problems With Students Playing Unblocked Games at School

Dec 12 08:16 2011 Julie Claxton Print This Article

Teachers and school officials have a growing issue in their hands of kids playing unblocked games at school. Learn some steps that can be take to prevent children from accessing these types of websites.

Students have a big advantage over kids from just a decade ago as they get a chance to use technology at an early age with many classrooms today having computers and laptops in them. For many kids,Guest Posting this has been a welcome addition because they can do homework assignments online and they can do research as well for projects and essays. For a small group of children however, having computers in class gives them a chance to try to access unblocked games at school.This may be okay with teachers if the school policy allows for it and it is done during the free periods of the day such as lunch or recess. In most cases though, once kids are able to play computer games online during free time, they will eventually try to sneak in gaming action during regular class time which can be a distraction for everyone that is in class.Teachers also need to be concerned about kids trying to online games at school because they are likely to eventually come across a site with mature content. This may be visual images of such things like blood or violence and could be a shock to kids depending on what age they are. For parents that don't allow their kids to play video games at home, kids may try to access unblocked games to get their gaming action in. This can lead to a rift between the teacher and parents if this is occurring in class. Once kids are able to play flash games online, they lose some of that social interaction time with other kids in class which is not good for their development. Some may also want to stay inside at recess instead of heading outdoors to get exercise which is not good as well.School officials can work to prevent these types of games from appearing in web browsers by using keyword filters to remove popular search queries or by using filters to disallow popular gaming sites from appearing.Teachers need to make sure they have a policy in place in regards to play online games in class. The policy needs to be explained at the beginning of the school year and students need to know what the punishment is so they will not be tempted to circumvent the rules.

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Julie Claxton
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Julie Claxton has worked in the video game industry for over one decade. To read more on unblocked games at school and to find out why so many schools are now working to stop unblocked games in class, go to

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