UK Government Change 4 Life Ad Claims That Video Games Cause Laziness and an Early Death

UK Ad Claims That Video Games Equal an Early Death

Do video games spur people to really "do nothing"? That's what this print ad from the UK's government agency Change 4 Life portrays — and not only do they make you do nothing, that apparently causes you to die early.


Sure, some notorious games can hold you hostage for hours, but on the whole, I'm pretty sure this ad is overly alarmist. A handful of people can take anything to the extreme, video games included (I can think of a few devastating stories where people were preoccupied with their game, and something awful happened), but for the majority, I think moderation is the rule.

This ad seems to want to deter parents from letting their kids play video games, but it's going a bit far in its message of health.

What do you think?

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