Video Games And Their Negative And Positive Effects

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Video Games and Their Negative and Positive Effects Dianna L. Domek Liberty University Abstract Video games are here to stay. However, we must be aware of the consequences it may have on our loved ones. Video addiction is real. One may not believe this but the evidence is out there to support this concept. No one likes to be told that they have an addiction to anything, let alone video games. A couple of symptoms of video game addiction are: playing video games rather than spending time with family or friends, playing video games instead of playing with toys, or playing video games for a long periods of time. The negative effects of this addiction are: attention problems such as hyperactivity, ADD or ADHD, a decline in verbal memory performance, or a reduced amounts of slow-wave (REM) sleep. The benefits of video games are: hand eye coordination, improved learning ability, or stress reduction. No matter what the consequences are video games are here. We must learn about aspects of video games the good and the bad. Keywords: video games, addiction, positive, negative, symptoms Video Games and Their Negative and Positive Effects Whenever one enters a home there is a good chance one will find someone playing a video game, whether that is a computer, or one of the many devices that are created to play games. Video games have become a natural part of today’s society. Addiction to video games is very real and leads to an increase in emotional disorder and behavior disorder syndromes, attention disorders, such as ADHD, and physical aggression behavior; it also can help with hand and eye coordination, improved learning ability, and can be used to reduce stress. The Many Consequences of Playing Video Games Whenever my teenage grand... ... middle of paper ... ... the activity and what one does. Yes, violence in games is bad for children to watch or participate in but video games are here so we must deal with it. References Cenzon, M. (2012, July 30). 10 Positive Effects of Video Games. Retrieved June 20, 2016, from http://www.symptomfind.com/health/positive-effects-of-video-games/ Top 10 negative effects of video games on children. (2009, February 21). Retrieved June 20, 2016, from http://internet.addictionblog.org/top-10-negative-effects-of-video-games-on-children/ Video Game Addiction - Signs, Symptoms & Help for Gaming Addictions. (n.d.). Retrieved June 19, 2016, from http://www.addictions.com/video-games/ Vivo, M. (n.d.). Video Game Addiction. Retrieved June 09, 2016, from http://www.video-game-addiction.org/video-game-addiction-articles/new-facts-about-video-game-addiction-problem-more-widespread-than-expected.htm

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