Many of our young children and teens are being attracted to video game addiction. This is thanks to the amount of time that they are spending in video games. Video game addiction has increase among our youth. Their physical and mental health is being affected. Even though I love playing video games for multiple hours, I also believe that there should be limits and restrictions on their time spend playing video games to help stop this growing epidemic.
Granic notes “more than 70 percent of gamers play with a friend and millions of people worldwide participate in massive virtual worlds through video games such as ‘Farmville’ and ‘World of Warcraft’”. Although there is some negative effects from video game playing, there is several positive factors to go along. Video games can strengthen mental and physical skills, but when they are played excessively, they are harmful. Violent video games may cause children and teens to be more aggressive, but they also help spark early learning and creativity. Overall, balancing the potential risks and rewards of video games is important before making a decision whether or not to let a child or teenager play them.
He believes that “By focusing so much of our time and psychic energy on these less meaningful relationships, our most important connections will weaken” (Charon). As time goes by, more and more young people are being introduced to smartphones and getting involved with as many social media accounts that their phone has capacity for and it causes more kids to become antisocial, insecurities form from looking at gruesome and inappropriate posts, making kids minds morph into an image they think society wants. Secondly, the graphics and posts on social media have taken a turn for the worse for the younger generations. We, as a society, have seen and even post some graphic, or derogatory terms that younger generations have been opened up to on social media. Everyday, the younger age group could potentially see photos, videos, and games on their smartphone, that they may not understand is inappropriate but over time they will develop a mindset that what they are seeing is normal and not be affected by it the way anyone should be.
Bad Social Life can be caused by Video Games Users become le... ... middle of paper ... ...learly, video games are associated with problems you get after playing for a long period of time. Video games can be an entertaining fun activity, but good things don’t last forever. Users should be encouraged to stop using video games. People playing video games can be affected by having bad behavior, bad social life, and brain effects. Works Cited Manbacher Jordana.”Can Playing Video Games be Harmful to Your Kids?
As the time passes, technology is expanding and developing many creative ideas. Unlike past, nowadays we have computers, TVs, internet, and many inventions that contain bad and good effects on us. Children used to interact with society by hanging out and playing sports with each other, but now as we can see a big percentage of children who play video games for many hours daily. Addiction controls life of people, there is addiction to drugs, cigarettes, alcohol or gambling, and there are some forms of addiction associated with modern life, such as Internet and video games. Most people think that video games are harmful and waste of time.
With new innovations in technology almost every teenager is some how connected to social media, whether its on their phones, computer or IPod, and most teenagers have smartphones making it easy for them to access social media. Social media affects teenagers in many negative ways, it changes the way they think and interact such as excessive use of technology, allows for cyber bullying and websites causes low self esteem because teenagers see pictures of the “it” look. The excessive use of technology makes teenagers more antisocial in real life because of popular social media teenagers become dependent on it not knowing its negative effects. It leads to less face-to-face interactions. Plus with smartphones in todays society, teenagers have access to the internet anywhere.
It changes the way children think, the way children feel, and it puts their privacy and safety at risk. Children these days spend more time using technology and rely on it more than children used to. It is very rare to find a kid playing outside, then it is to find a kid inside watching tv, playing videos games, or playing on a tablet. “Teens manipulate a joystick instead of a baseball bat. The television has become a constant companion, replacing outside play” (Livestrong.com n.p.).
The youth of our world are constantly immersed in technological advancement that promotes constant communication and instant gratification, whether the new gadgets available are cell phones, gaming systems, laptops, or MP3 players. Has technology influenced society for the worst? Yes, because playing video games has adverse effects on our youth by creating abnormal sleep patterns, destroying their social skills, and increasing weight gain. In this new generation many new electronic products have been introduced to our youth. Some of these include video gaming systems.
These games have become a large risk factor for aggressive behavior in children. Researchers have been saying that video games do affect adults as well; however, they have even more effect on younger brains in early development. Video games have negative effects on childrens’ behavior. Some effects that video games have are reduced academic performance, aggression, obesity, and emotional disorder. Reduced Academic Performance Children who play video games often without being watched by parents forget about their homework and start to fail classes.
Over the years gaming has become a widely popular aspect of our culture. Kids and teenagers have replaced riding there bike or playing with dolls for video games that connect people together all over the globe .We have all been there at one point and time, there are games for just about anybody. Video games are for all age’s yes us adults love to play them to. Playing video games are fun but not a lot of people realize the impact video games can have on the body physically and mentally. Excessive playing of video games can cause decreased social skills, deterioration in health and increased aggressive behavior.