Negative Effects Of Video Games Essay

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Do you know someone who plays video games? At first it may seem like they’re fun, but later it will have them screaming on the top of their lungs when something does not go as planned. Video games have a negative effect on children and teenagers because it increases aggressive behavior, it is unhealthy, and causes addiction. Aggressive behavior is a common feature to children and teens who play video games. Till this day, it is still one of the biggest problems parents have. “The psychological group reports that more than 90% of children in the United States play video games. Among kids between the ages of 12 and 17, the number rises to 97%” (Scutti par.3). Many parents do not see or understand that video games are not all that good for them. Nowadays, many different videos games on the market have some type of violence (Scutti par.3). For example, Call of Duty, Counter-strike Global Offensive, Injustices, and Doom are some of the games that cause aggressive behavior. “With the rise in new technologies, such as tablets and new gaming platforms, children and adolescents increasingly are exposed to what is known as ‘virtual violence’” (American Academy of Pediatrics par.1). At the rate technology is going, there will be more violence and aggressive behavior in children and teens. Health problems is another common feature gamer’s face daily. Many people do not see that videos games can have really bad effects on someone’s health. “Childhood obesity in the United States has
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