parents just don't understand
Via the former Juan Gato:
An innovative new camp in Germany is trying to get children who spend too much time on the internet out of their bedrooms and into the sunshine.
Many of the children who attend are self-confessed addicts who use the web and computer games for up to six hours a day to escape boredom.
Given that computer addiction is not officially recognised as a clinical disorder, it is a taboo subject for many parents, said Simone Trautsch, the camp psychologist:
"Many parents don't speak about this problem, they don't know what they can do as a mother or father to help them."
Here's an idea: Open the window. Unplug the computer. Throw the computer out the window. Hand your child a broom and tell him to go outside and clean up the mess.
There's a cure for internet addiction. It's called "Turn off that fucking computer before I use the keyboard to bash a hole in your skull."
Now, will someone open a camp for parents who have no control over what their children do and then spend thousands of dollars to deprogram their kids when the parents themselves should be seeking psychological help for allowing their children to walk all over them?