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.
Why Videogames Aren’t Just Games Anymore Have you ever imagined that games like Call of Duty, Minecraft, and Battlefield 4 may actually be beneficial to play? Many people claim that videogames can have negative effects, but recent studies have proven that videogames can actually be beneficial. Early researchers once thought that videogames were harmful, but now many feel that the opposite may be true. Videogames have many positive side effects that outweigh the few negative side effects. When videogames are played, there is an increase in awareness and sensitivity.
These scientists have conducted experiments over the last couple decades but still don't have an answer to what the underlying cause of children and young adults to be violent in real life as a result of playing violent video games, or if it does at all. Unfortunately, many of the people viewing this subject point the finger at others to see who is responsible for getting the children into violent video games. Some may blame the manufacturers for targetting children with their advertising of violent video games, and others may blame the parents for purchasing the... ... middle of paper ... ...mes+influence+aggressive+behaviour+kids+expert+warns/9812114/story.html>. Lejacq, Yannick. "'Call of Duty' maker gears up against 'violent video games' bill."
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Violent video games are extremely popular among teens and adults. Violence is not only seen in video games or on television, it can be seen anywhere from the streets to children’s fairy tales and books. Violent video games are not anything new to most teens. If you really think about it, teens are more than likely smart enough to know better and the difference between what’s real and what’s not. In all reality, it is what it is, a game.