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Just because President Barack Obama is a verified gamer doesn't mean he supports irresponsible gaming. During last night's Congressional address, the President re-iterated his firm stance on parenting over gaming.


Obama's comments during last night's address closely echo comments he made during his presidential campaign, in which he urged parents to actually be parents, rather then letting outside elements such as video games and television raise their children.


In the end, there is no program or policy that can substitute for a mother or father who will attend those parent/teacher conferences, or help with homework after dinner, or turn off the TV, put away the video games, and read to their child. I speak to you not just as a president, but as a father when I say that responsibility for our children's education must begin at home.

Once again, the President's words do not condemn gaming or television, but rather parents that use the activities to keep their children occupied, rather than spending time with them. Not sure what this whole reading thing is about though. Are parents supposed to bring a laptop with them when they tuck their children in?

In First Major Address to Congress, Obama Once Again Links Video Games to Academic Underachievement [Game Politics]

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