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Governments reach out to today’s youths – start promoting Cyber Gaming Events

Posted by on 28/07/2011

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At first glance, a government’s officials might say “we shouldn’t encourage sitting around all day behind a computer or TV”, but times are changing and cyber gaming is what most of the younger generation are interested in, especially young males . You’ve got to reach out to the youth by targeting their interests.

Kids in high schools are usually encouraged to participate in extra curricular  activities to add some balance to their study lives so they have outlets for relaxation time. In most schools we have the general sports clubs, chess club and some charitable groups. To date I haven’t heard of any school promoting a gaming club for students to meet and socialize discussing their common interests in the cyber gaming world. Because of this you’ll find most students who aren’t your regular jocks or into chess or other boring … I mean board games… fall between the cracks.

In the US many major companies like Frito-Layo, Pepsi, etc., usually host gaming events for various console and PC games and have huge prizes. Don’t be misled, they don’t really give a damn about societal development or the youth of today, its just a nice way to market their products (something I wish our local brands would take the initiative on) but nonetheless it’s being done and there’s a beneficial byproduct. It would still be nice if government agencies that were mandated to develop society and reach out to youths would start hosting cyber gaming events in order to create a environment where youths can meet and socialize using their common ground.

Before video games, sports were really the main outlet of fun for young people so the governments created civic centers, public pools, sports fields or whatever they want to call them, where they would create that environment for youths to meet in a safe area to socialize and just have some clean fun.

Times are changing and sports aren’t the mainstream hobby amongst the youth anymore. Most kids today are on Facebook , Instant Messaging and playing Video games during their spare time. The same ideals that created the public pools and other centers should be put used again creating (optimistic idea) gaming centers where young people can socialize and enjoy the same clean fun in a safe environment. Who knows, it may have an impact on many youths who otherwise might go idling around the town and end up all kinds of trouble. I can also see a lot less fortunate kids benefiting from centers such as these. Unfortunately i don’t think centers of this nature would be very economically viable unless they charged for usage.

Even if the centers aren’t possible, government administration should look into hosting or maybe look into subsidizing private companies that take the initiative. If you build it nerds will come.

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