The Future of Our Kids

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Addiction is one of the worst diseases that are happening all over the world. They are coming in different forms, and attacking different age groups. Our society is conscious of the many drugs addiction people are encountering; however when we think of addiction the word game glides in front of us. Our society is accustomed to see drug related addictions, which are being popularized by today’s society. 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. Many kids are playing great amount of video games, causing them to lose sleep and many other activities. For instant in the Article “Kids & Video Game Addiction” By Tammy Darling, provides parents with warning signs of video game addiction. For example: “fantasizing or talking excessively about game characters or missions when not playing, lying about or hiding how much time is spent playing, losing interest in sports and hobbies, choosing games over time with friends, and plummeting grades.” In other words kids are devoting their life to video games. For instant 8.5% of 8 to 18 year old gamers can be considered pathologically addicted. As a result we should create restriction on the amount of game time that they should be allowed to play continuously. In my opinion adding video game restriction can be easily done. Now in days video game developers can create software in to the vi... ... middle of paper ... ...ety doesn’t see the problem of this kind of addiction we are going to become accustom to it and this addiction will be taken lightly. Limits and restrictions on time spend playing video games should be urgently enforce to avoid long term damage in our children. The effect that video game addiction can produce can be very dangerous to our youth. Mark Griffiths shows that in some countries like china they have applied restriction to reduce the possibilities of video game addiction. Conversely, I know this can take a lot of work, but in my opinion parents should be able to program their kids video games when they are not in their homes to reduce the time spend in video games. Now in days video games are very entertainment, and somewhat educational, but they are more addictive than ever. We should learn about it and learn how this fun game can that hurt our children.

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