Many mental health professionals feel that video games are similar to gambling as an addictive process. Consequently violent video games cause antisocial behavior among teenagers. Mirjana Bajovic, Researcher of Brock University states that “spending too much time within the v... ... middle of paper ... ... games to children, where their effects can be negative.” said Herb Kohl, an American businessman and politician. Works Cited Berk, Laura, and Stephen Maughan. "Do Violent Games Cause Behavior Problems in Teens?"
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.
A video game is “an electronic game in which players control images on a television or computer screen” (Merriam-Webster). Video games have been entertaining and challenging gamers since the Game Boy to modern console games. Despite the simplicity of the definition of video games, a video game, especially ones containing violence can have a large effect on the gamer. Because of the realism and advancements in the video game industry, video games can influence the player, and can make the gamer more aggressive, even if the game is not a violent video game. Even though video games have grown in popularity over the past decade, some have not been too popular with parents, for the reason that they are too violent.
Video games can be a fun escape from reality although they’re often interpreted as violent, lazy, and a waste of time by some people. So the question is: can video games actually make you smarter? Video games can improve functions of the brain linked to memory, strategic planning, and increase hand-eye coordination. (Guarini) The video games in question are not the hours-on-end kind of games, because too much of anything is bad; even with broccoli or water, an extreme amount of either of those can be toxic. It is believed that 91 percent of American households play video games.
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