WoW: A Leading Cause Of College Dropouts?

Date: 12-12-2008 Views:
KeyWord: WoW,World of Warcraft,online games,dropouts,FCC
Summary:People drop out of college for all kinds of reasons, but would you be surprised if I say that the top reasons for college drop-outs in the U.S. is WoW?

People drop out of college for all kinds of reasons, but would you be surprised if I say that the top reasons for college drop-outs in the U.S. is WoW? At least, that's the opinion of Federal Communications Commissioner(FCC) Deborah Taylor Tate.

Reported by GamePolitics, In a speech to the Practicing Law Institute last week Mrs Tate cited a recent FCC survey as:

With the explosion of educational resources available online, one might think parents would be 100% pleased with the internet's role in their children's lives. But surveys show just the opposite: a late 2006 survey that showed 59% of parents think the internet has been a totally positive influence in their children's lives--down from 67% in 2004.

You might find it alarming that one of the top reasons for college drop-outs in the U.S. is online gaming addiction - such as World of Warcraft - which is played by 11 million individuals worldwide.

perhaps this expression is a little simplistic, but maybe we should try to rethink if we lack self control in the virtual world.

Resources: FCC Commissioner Terms WoW a Leading Cause of College Dropouts

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