Coping with Your Kids Online Gaming During Covid-19 Lockdown

According to the Bureau of Labor Statists, throughout the US, governments are imposing lockdowns, school closures, and work from home offices while the unemployment rate jumped to 4.4% in March 2020.  The family stress level is rising, and kids’ online gaming is considered a negative activity. 

Data from CNET indicates 71% of kids between 2 and 17, or about 64 million people, are playing video games.

Who plays video games?

  • According to two recent studies about young children and tweens, and teens:
  • 66% of tweens aged 8 to 12 play video games for an average of 2 hours per day
  • 56% of teens ages 13 to 17 play video games for an average of 2.5 hours per day
  • Boys typically play video games more often than girls
  • Over 80% of both tweens and teens have a gaming console
  • Young children aged 2 to 4 play for 21 minutes per day, and those aged 5 to 8 play for 42 minutes per day,

According to Dale Obrochta, “Online gaming is more than just a game, but a social connection between piers”.

In this segment, Dale will share with your audience 4 benefits (C.A.K.E) of online gaming and how it benefits the child. Along with book recommendations on how to cope with Covid-19 and the stress of the family.


C – Connection – Online gaming allows kids to connect with friends.
AActivity Gaming does stimulate thinking and builds social skills
K – Kids – Children love games
E – Entertainment – Allows a child to avoid the reality of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dale is a professional entertainer, entrepreneur, and motivator who looks for the best in people. Dale is a parent, husband, and works at home for the past 30-years, and knows first hand the stress of working from home.

Contact: Dale Obrochta (708) 744-0234 ■
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