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Turning the Hearts...Your Child and the Internet (Part 2)

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Drinking too much water can affect the electrolytes in one's system. Too much honey can make a person sick, as Proverbs 25:16 Proverbs 25:16Have you found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for you, lest you be filled therewith, and vomit it.
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reveals. The Bible stresses moderation in all things (Philippians 4:5 Philippians 4:5Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
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).

The same principle applies to using the computer—either for playing games or for browsing the Internet. Some effects from overuse of the Internet or computer games can include:

Psychologically:

Sense of euphoria while at the computer.
Inability to stop the activity.
Craving more and more time at the computer.
Neglecting family and friends to be at the computer.
Feeling empty and depressed when not at the computer.
Lying to family and friends about Internet activities.
Problems at school or after-school job.

Physically:

Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dry eyes.
Migraine headaches.
Backaches.
Eating irregularities (e.g., skipping meals).
Neglecting personal hygiene.
Sleep disturbances and changes in sleep patterns.

Balance is so necessary when it comes to computer use. To help your children, set limits with them for computer use. Require that their homework be completed and that they have exercise time. Require that they spend time with the family as well. Arrange to have the computer in the family area so that you as a parent can monitor its use.

Computers are wonderful! They are great sources of information and benefit us greatly in so many ways; however, we must make sure that they don't become idols or impediments to living life in a balanced, healthy way. UN

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