By Andy Robertson
A light-hearted, informative guide to what screen-time, gaming and gadgets are doing to children, for parents who’d rather lock it all in a cupboard.
Thursday, 1 November 2018
"Taming Gaming" Song Uncovers Parents' Battle For The Living Room
We've hit 27% funded! Now's the time to share the book link with friends and family so I can complete the project and get you your beautiful copy as soon as possible.
The support for the book is really growing with a generous pledge from https://inetguardian.co.uk/ who are experts in online safety. If you know any other companies who might like to support the book and be included in some way, do let me know.
Today, I've released a song to promote the book. "Battle for the Living Room", perfectly shares the joys and the challenges of parenting children who like to play a lot of games. Here are the full lyrics:
War in the Living Room
There's a war, there's a war, there's a war in my living room
And I'm the one with the law, I'm the court marshall
We all know who you're most afraid of
Not those ghosts those enemy soldiers
But your mum (with good reason)
I have to test everything that comes into this nest
When it comes to your soul I'm not easily controlled
We all know who's the main consumer
I'm the one with all the power in this room (don't forget it now)
Will it eat your brains will you move and shake like a zombie?
Will it stunt your legs and arms will you grow your thumbs only?
You know the world's 3D and it's green and it moves like your body
Shouldn't you be out there climbing the tallest tree?
I always want what's best for you and sometimes I fail and there's nothing worse
I also always want what's best for me and as far as I can see there's nothing in it for me
I am a lateral thinker, I am a problem solver, I am a miracle maker
I am your boundary keeper and I am your fierce believer
It's written into my program
It's written into my technology
It's written deep into my bloodstream
This is my technology what's yours?