As a matter of fact, computer and video games may substantially contribute towards children’s mental and emotional growth, in many ways. The therapeutic benefits that pc games or video games can recover some teenage patients suffering from memory loss have scientifically confirmed that these games activate certain parts of the brain. The other critical evidence is in the research of Fernando et al. (2012) found “ED and impulse control disorder (a kind of mental disease) patients feel comfortable using such a video game (usability over 85%)”. The next, computer games and video games could be the first interest in people’s childhood.
Violent games such as the “Grand Theft Auto” and “Ghost Recon” series give rewards for the most violence achieved in the game. Researchers believe this type of gameplay is not suitable for children as they begin to associate being bad or unruly with receiving rewards thus causing them to act this way in everyday life. Sometimes it isn’t just the action scenes in these games but many times it is the language associated with them. Failing school performance, attention problems,... ... middle of paper ... ...opriate for their child. The writer believes that games are more useful than detrimental due to the new light on research conducted by people other than video game critics.
At times the kids even engage in playing with or even against other players who are in the virtual world. Most of the kids like playing in groups so that they can share their resources and even negotiate moves as is the case of mine craft game. Shawn a psychologist in University of Wisconsin says that ‘video games change your brain’. Playing the computer games changes the physical structure of the brain in the same way as map navigation, playing piano and learning. Games bring forth rewarding surges and a power concentration of neurotransmitters such as dopamine strengthening the neural circuits which may build the brain.
Violence in video games can have unhealthy and potentially dangerous effects on young children and adolescents that spend hours a day tapping away at a joy stick with various buttons. Although, the effects of media on behavior are related to the socialism pattern and role taking opportunities they offer, and not only do to more exposure to violent media. Video game violence leads to more aggressive behavior in young children and adolescent. “New research suggests that teenagers who play violent video games are more likely to cheat and experience increased aggression, and have reduced self-control.” (“Video Game Playing and Aggression”, Web). This is due to a games violent content and moral disengagement causes less self-restraint.
A child who is always in the world of video games is naturally expected to learn more from the virtual environment of the video games than the real environment. Although the real and virtual violence are different, they tend to be the same while you are playing a video game or watching a movie, and the effect still remains while you are not watching or playing it. Although the activities in video games are not real, it has the capacity to influ... ... middle of paper ... ...ogy. It creates aggressiveness and hostile feelings in young adults, which leads to mental and physical illness. The adults should realize the fact that video games are only a source of entertainment.
Video games have good part of kids and teens life. They help by people doing team work and interacting with other people. It also helps develop some part of the brain. Can video games help dyslexic kids? The author says,” A study from the University of Padua throws cold water on the idea that video games are bad for the brains of young children.
Video games are often times an overlooked manner in which children could utilize in an educational setting. Often time’s educators only look at the negative aspects that are associated with video games, rather than focusing on the positive aspects that could be utilized in a classroom. By looking at the more positive aspects, educators could learn that implanting video games into a classroom might have a positive effect on children and the manner in which they are able to learn. Video games would be able to allow children to have a more interactive manner in which to learn and could be implemented in the classroom almost effortlessly. Video games are an untapped source when it comes to education and if implemented could allow for children to learn in a new and exciting manner.
Violent Video Games and the Effects on the Youth Today our world is surrounded by technology and new inventions that make our lives better. Some of the most popular of hobbies among children and teenagers are video games, but what many people don’t know is that they are bad for them. Violent video games in particular have been proven to not be appropriate for the age groups that play them and to have a negative effect on school, social behavior, and increase aggression. Kids who play violent video games are influenced to ignore the consequences of violence. Anne Harding from CNN says that “when your exposed to violence day in and day out, it loses its emotional impact on you” (web).
Violent video games have become more realistic every year. Children spend about 40 hours seated in front of a screen killing cartoon characters. It has been debated whether minors under the age of 18 should play violent video games that contain physical harm, killing, and sexual assault. In the contrary, people say video games increases the capacity of learning of children, but violent video games cause great damages. Although there are an increase learning skills playing video games, violent video games should be prohibited to minors because it changes an individual behavior, physical, and brain.
Violent video games do effect children, whether the effect is immediate, long term or short lived, children should not be introduced to such behavior at such a young age. Parent’s need to step in, be aware of the games their children are playing and limit them. Violent video games reward children for violent behavior, increase aggression and teach children that it is okay to resolve conflict through violence. Studies have produced reliable evidence to prove that violent video games do affect thoughts, heart rate and blood pressure. People who play violent video games have gunned down schools.