The latest trend of high school is supervised teenage game at the Post Prom School Party. Over the past few months I have received many e-mails from parents students and the schooling school who express concern about the new alternative entertainment. In any case these people believe that it would do more harm then good.
The concept became reality for the students when the Post Prom Committee voted to accept this new alternative entertainment.
This Post Prom Committee believes that this is certainly the night party for high school prom. The students participating are between the ages of 16 and 18 years old. Each student can buy fake money to play with and at the end of the night they can trade with these money at prices by the end of the night. Some parents think this is a sure wonderful event for their children. While others think this is an area they prefer their children not to be involved.
One of the emails I received was from a family at home teaching their five children. I was surprised because their children were not involved. She had explained to me that her daughter who is seventeen has friends participating in the public school system. She continued to tell me the negative behavior that these teens had after the event took place. In fact they taught their daughter how to play black jack and poker. This is a good neighborhood that has strong ties in society. She also informed me that she does not see the difference between using fake money or real money when you still have the chance to win a value that is worthwhile. She believes these teens are educated about how to play and take the easy way out.
People in favor of this game event told those who opposed it to make their teenager stay at home. It was my understanding that post-prom parties would be for everyone.
It surprised me that a school district finds gambling night an acceptable behavior for our teens.
Ive seen first hand the self-destruction game can make for teens and adults. I think games should be limited to people who are eighteen and older.
Another email asked me for the specific statistics on the negative impact on a teenager participating in a game event. General statistics reflect a percentage of participants will develop a compulsive gambling addiction. Some of these same students may become addicted to some time in their lives. I have found that abuse of games is not age-sensitive. People of all ages who play for the first time can develop a game addiction. Usually a friend or family member takes them to the game establishment. I first found it hard to understand how a person who is thirty-five retired and with a fixed income becomes addicted to gaming. The seniors I talked to were very upset and did not understand how it happened to them. The unfortunate part is that they lost their pensions and now only have their social security to live on. In one case grandmother must move in with her daughter.
There is very little difference between supervised games and allows monitoring of drinking alcoholic beverages or serving students there choice of dough on a silver plate. If a Principal served an alcoholic drink he should be arrested. I try to understand how school teachers and parents can differentiate between alcohol and games at school. How is one more acceptable then the other?
Studies have shown that there is a correlation between alcohol dependence and game addiction. The correlation was based on individuals who participated in both Gamblers Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings.
It would be a shame to find out ten years from now that students who participated in supervised games at college level were their future endangered by a life of self-destruction and low self-esteem.
It is a proven statistic that students who play get a similar rush as if they only had an alcoholic drink. The only difference here they will not wake up with a hang and the side effects are minimal until its too late.
We have now given our students another option in life. The biggest concern is that the students will probably like to hurry from playing much more than alcohol and drugs as there is nothing to hang over or smell. Some students are likely to continue playing. Students with A grades are not exempted from this. The statistics show that forced motor players are also very bright and formulate individuals.
People need to be educated about teenage games and their long-term impact. Its illegal to play if you are under 18 years old. It is also illegal to drink if you are under 18 years old some places 21 and it is illegal to smoke cigarettes if you are under 18 years old. These laws were made for one reason. Another e-mail I was told would these school systems have any respect for the law?
I emailed each people and asked why did not they raise their c