Video games have been a part of children's life for the past few decades. It is normal for young people to play video games as it can be part of their everyday lives. Video games are almost second nature to the modern children and they are more comfortable playing them. I t can be a wonderful experience for those who play it and enjoy it as everybody needs some free-time. It could also be very beneficial as young people can happily, socially interact with others through lots of different gaming platforms. Video games are a way that young people could relieve stress, which is common, from school/college work. Many scientists and psychologists find that video games can actually have many benefits, the main one being making kids smart. Video games may actually teach kids high-level thinking skill that they will need in the future. Italian researchers presented evidence that playing fast-paced video games can improve the reading skills of children with dyslexia.
Furthermore, video games are used to improve physical health. Playing video games does not mean being inactive. While society is saying that video games are detrimental, new and improved games like the Nintendo Wii have come out which consist of physical movement and does not comprise of staring at a screen. This solution can help you to be healthy and it can be a great involvement.
We should not disregard the fact that personal physical health could be seriously impacted from poor video gaming habits. Gamers become lazy and neglect necessary activities such as exercise , eating healthy and proper foods , this can cause damaged eyesight, headaches and the inability to sleep .
In addition, playing video games has been established to be harmful and unhealthy. Sadly, this is a common and corrupting habit, caused by addiction and shared by millions of children around the world between the ages 12-18. This statistic has been backed up by researchers of the University of Montreal. This unknown problem has rarely received coverage in the media as they are complicit in hiding the shocking truth of what excessive hours behind screens could do and how it can unfort unately lead to mental illness. A fri end of mine told me that his cousin was addicted to playing a first-person shooting game which affected his mental and physical state ; he is now sa dly suffering from depression , due to the violent and graphic imagery which the game contained. Do you want your child to be suffering from depression?
As time goes on, technology advances (as it has always done). Around 60% of the population of children own a gaming device. Are parents aware of the truth behind these devices? Recent study proves that ‘negative adjustment' is instigated from long hours of video games. Correspondingly, it provokes aggressive and callous behaviour both in school and at home. This also lowers the levels of pro social behaviour (any action intended to help other), this makes it difficult for young people to interact with one another, this can cause loneliness and can even lead to bullying; which can affect a student's education.
Do you know how many students in schools across the UK have been seen having problems focusing during lessons? Did you also know that spending too much time behind screen could destroy attention span (how long you can focus for); making it harder to concentrate as your attention span lowers. T his is just one of the effects of playing video games for long hours. The National Health Service (NHS) research confirms that ‘both neuronal connections between the brain areas and brain functions including emotions, decision-making and self-control are affected by video games'. Why should we let this problem jeopardize the future of the youth?
It can be concluded that video games are a form of entertainment which is not suitable for children and teenagers . The addiction initiated from inexplicable hours of video games is no less than alcoholism and narcomania, which is the irresistible urge for a d rug deadening pain . I believe y oun g people can play games . B ut the real problem