Has Technology Changed the Way Children Play?
The changes technology continues to bring to society are not hard to miss. Everywhere you go children and adults alike are carrying smartphones, iPads, and other devices to keep them constantly connected. The problem is technology is moving at such a high rate that there is no way to tell what these changes might mean for future generations. One thing is certain, technology is shaping the way our children and teens play, think, and experience life. Should you be concerned?
The short answer is yes. Inactivity has drastically increased, particularly for young children. Though there are factors outside of technology that have contributed to this, the fact remains that kids are more opt to be holding a tablet than playing a sport, especially as they become teenagers. Society has certainly changed, and for most parents, allowing their children to have the run of the neighborhood is no longer safe. Technology is a convenient way to distract children and offer a play option, but that means more and more kids are getting less and less exercise.
We hope to offer a safe, involved option for kids, teens, and adults alike to get out of the house, off their smartphones, and into real world situations. Our missions take brains, brawns, and teamwork, offering a lot more than a fun alternative to video games. Technology allows children today to skim, scan, and spend hours distracted by a number of videos, games, ads, etc. Their lack of focus on one goal could be detrimental to the way they process information. We use technology to build equipment, props, and missions that require critical thinking, attention, and teamwork. We hope to be one solution to this growing problem.
A New Meaning to Active Duty
We often hear about studies concerning America’s obesity epidemic and its dangers, but new studies are showing that being obese may not be the biggest risk when it comes to health. In fact, some obese people may be in even better health than thin people based on one very important factor: being active.
Each and every person, large or small, needs to be active in some way every day to stay healthy. Imagine if you could step away from your favorite video game and into a realistic version of it. You can! Our mission based laser tag is one of the most realistic versions of the game available. Our missions are very similar to those you would experience playing Call of Duty and other tactical video games. You can have the best of both worlds, playing your favorite game while being an active part of it! We want to encourage people to get active and stay active while still enjoying the things they love.
We want you to be in the best shape you can be. Any type of physical activity is better than none at all, but when that activity is fun, you don’t even recognize it as exercise! If you find yourself immersed in a video game while sitting on the couch or surfing the 200 channels with nothing on, you might need to try our style of gaming just to realize how fun being active can really be.