A child whose parents indulged too much time in gaming has been taken into care by Social Services. The workers at the Social Services feel that the parents’ obsession with gaming led to neglect. The Social Services feel that if a child is neglected or is unsafe due to their parent’s action, they need to step in and protect the child’s rights.
According to Claude Knights, the chief of Kidscape, computer gaming might be considered a reason for neglect only if parents take it to extremes. A fine balance of everything never hurts anyone, which is what the Social Services are stressing.
But according to an investigation, there may be more to the story than we know of. Two children were taken in by the Social Services just because they had bad teeth and the Social Services felt that it was due to negligence of the parents that led them to take such a drastic step.