An ever increasing number of game websites spring up by the day, and lot of kids’ websites can also be accessed through the internet. As is the case, applying ‘Kids Games’ to the search query in Google, results in the listing of innumerable number of websites that turn out as search results. The online kid games include the coloring games, cartoon games, doll maker games, cooking games, skill games, puzzle games, memory games, mind games, fun games, racing games and games of other types. Kids who fall between the age group of 6 and 12 have taken a liking to these games, as they provide ample opportunities to improve the creative and memory skills that pertain to the kids.
To increase as well as to sustain the kids’ audience base, website establishments add new games with more features and applications to attract the attention of the kids, so as to make them revisit the site, and also to draw fresh and new ones to visit the website. But in all, there are plenty of problems and issues related to the websites, which ought to be encountered, as the kid puts these websites to use. As kids, they remain clueless about the various factors that assume significance, before venturing to join these websites. Even unto ourselves, if queried as to the root of the problem, we get the obvious answer, which remains to be the ‘features’. Without any grain of doubt, the problem can be traced to the new features belonging to these websites. These features include mails, chatting, communities, images, videos, comments and more of these types.
As we dig deeper, some of the problems faced by the kids as they access these sites are:
– Kids facing the possibility of receiving unwanted SCAM messages.
– Kids facing the possibility of receiving messages filled with abusive language from anonymous users.
– Getting acquainted with bad company through the communities.
– Getting acquainted with bad company through the chat media.
– Viewing adult videos, images as well as comments.
Apart from these factors, the ‘adult’ audience intruding upon the website remains to be a challenging problem, which adds deleterious effects. In effect, parents for their part will have to devote their time and energy, and should make sure that the kids while accessing these websites get the right dosage of entertainment, and do not get affected by negative influences.