Elementary Guidance

CONTACT

Ariana L. Rife, Guidance Counselor
Northeast Bradford Elementary School
210 Panther Lane
Rome, PA 18837

570.744.2521, ext. 2270 | arife@nebpanthers.com

Summer hours vary.  Contact the front office if needed.

Parent Resources

Video Games

The rise of virtual reality violence games may be having a detrimental effect on our children.  Parents can help mitigate these effects by limiting the amount of video game time, not allowing consoles in the bedroom, and banning Mature Audience rated games for children.  Additionally, children can have nightmares from these images.  The American Pediatric Association recommends limiting video game violence for our children: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/07/14/peds.2016-1298 and

http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/violent-video-games-and-young-people

The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry holds the same position: https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/Children-and-Video-Games-Playing-with-Violence-091.aspx

Furthermore, viewing violent video games can heighten depression and anxiety that can last through adulthood: http://cmch.tv/parents/fear-and-anxiety/   and https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140818135046.htm