Video games have been a part of children’s lives for the past few decades and are beginning to increase in popularity.
Video games are almost second nature to modern-day children. Playing video games can have many different effects on the people who interact with them. Shooter role-playing games are detrimental to teenagers because decreased interest in other activities such as priority school work and sports; and a very negative effect of inducing violence.One of the most positive effects of video games is increasing the dexterity of a child and improving his or her hand-eye coordination.
Many new video games that are coming out are extremely complex and they involve the movement of many different kinds of sticks and buttons on the controllers. These can be very good for children as they learn to make fast connections between what they see and what their hands and fingers are doing. This allows them to think quickly and improves their reflexes. The newest games are very precision-based and it takes very accurate and fast movements for the children to control the characters. This helps in making the children much more adept at handling and operating real-life machinery and objects.Another effect that playing video games have on children is that they tend to get addicted to playing these games and give them foremost priority. This takes the children away from their other responsibilities, such as doing house chores, homework, and other physical activities.
Children also end up spending more time playing video games in front of television screens than playing real and actual sports that involve physical exercise. This in turn can have many health-related problems for the children, as they can get obese if they don’t exercise and stay home playing video games. This is perhaps the worst negative effect that videogames can have on children. Parents and educators all over the world are concerned about this phenomenon and they are urging the children to not spend so much time playing video games. Many new video game consoles, such as the new Nintendo WII, have come out with games that require users to actually get up and move.Many researchers have talked about the effects of viewing violence in the media and how it affects children. Videogames takes this to another level, where the children are actually participating in being violent in the video games.
There are many game out there that allow the children to play arm bearing characters who can kill anyone that they want, steal cars, and commit many different kinds of crime. These games can have negative implications on the children as they get immune to the idea of committing crime and end up believing that it is all right. In conclusion, playing video games can have various effects on children. Even though the children can benefit by increasing their dexterity and improving their reflexes, the cost of them losing out on their physical exercise and homework, as well as becoming more likely to commit violent acts, are way too much.