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Because of this video game pandemic, parents need to be more educated on why teens become addicted, how they become addicted, what makes video games so addicting, and how to prevent addiction from happening. Many teens become addicted or vulnerable to video game addiction because of the lack of successful experiences in real life (Vitelli). Because of this, many children and teens turn towards video games to avoid their real life problems, almost like how you’d take a vacation to relax. Some adolescents have difficulties coping with and in their lives (Vitelli). Not being able to cope with day to day activities and problems in real life make teens extremely vulnerable to video game addiction.
He referred to the console as “Brown Box.” Brown Box played multiple games but the most popular games were ball and paddle games, and target shooting games. Baer pitched his invention to several television manufacturers and later signed a contract with Magnavox in 1971. After renaming Brown Box to Odyssey, Magnavox released the first home video game to the public in 1972. In that same year, Atari released the first arcade game, called PONG. The inventors of PONG planed to license their product to companies capable of producing large amounts; but after realizing the enormous potential behind their product, decided to sell the system themselves.
So many people think that video games are bad for a kid, but is that the case? Most of the time, it seems like mothers are the ones saying it. They might have many reasons for that opinion on this topic, but there is research and data saying the opposite. Depending on what type they are and how well-made, video games can be very beneficial: they require certain thinking skills to complete a task; they can improve hand-eye coordination, visual attention, and collaboration skills; and they help emotionally and physically. Games Require Thinking To get any task done in a game, you have to think and analyze how to do it.
d. This will cause the other child to lash out and comment back. e. Many children and adolescents who become addicted to video games all so become socially awkward, not only with other children but with their own family. f. Some adolescents that are addicted to playing video games become hard to talk too. III. Videos games affect not only behavior but school and school work.
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