Hello! My name is Alexander Kruse and I’m an Ambassador for Microsoft’s Get Game Smart program, which helps parents and kids work together to create rules around video gaming and other kinds of electronics in your home. As a 15 year old living in today’s technological world, I know the importance of balancing my activities on a daily basis. I understand that it’s tough for parents to know how to limit their child’s use of electronics, but here are a few simple tips my parents and I use that you can keep in mind:
Education Comes Before Play Time
The biggest rule my family and I use is “education comes before play time.” Even though we love to play video games, use the computer, visit friends’ houses and play sports, school should always be a priority because it’s the key to your future success. If I played video games all night after school, I wouldn’t have good grades. In-game achievements are fun – but it’s more important to work hard in real life because those achievements will lead to bigger and better things.
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