Essay On Video Game Addiction

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Children and Video Game Addiction
Ashley N Pernell
South University

Children and Video Game Addiction
The irresistible craving that is constantly on your mind. The irresistible thoughts of satisfying that craving. Theses craving and thoughts is an addictions that may hinder your ability to maintain your life. Addiction can be chemical, dependence or constantly checking the update on game. I chose to discuss video game addictions. This is describing someone who is addicted to playing video games. In 1855, if you were to ask a teenager what they did in their spare time, you probably would get helping out on the farm and playing with friends. In 1992, asking the same question you probably would get playing baseball, double-dutch, and jacks as the response. In 2014, asking the same question you probably would get playing videos, playing on my IPad or tablet, and blogging on social networks. This is an immense change between these three centuries. During the 19th and 20th century children are outside playing sport games, exercising, engaging in imagination and making real friends in their community. In the 21st century children are not going outside or making real friends. Children are spending several hours a day on social networks, gaming, and just being on the internet in general.
Addiction can start to take over your life before you even know you are addicted. "Excessive amounts of time spent on playing online video games can be severely disruptive to school, work, and ‘‘real life’’ social contacts. It seems that online games, especially multiplayer online role playing games, are more often associated with video game addiction”( Van Rooij et al., 2010). In today’s video game market most of the games are target fo...

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...dicted to videos. Games are meant to be fun and a great way to spend time with family and relieve stress when used properly.

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