Negative Effects Of Video Games

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Since video games play a huge role in people’s lives or childhoods, how are people affected by them? According to, “In October 1958, Physicist William Higinbotham created what is thought to be the first video game”. Video games have always been a part of people's lives since then. Children alongside adults of any sex play all kinds of video games. There are sports, adventure, simulation, action, and much more. Even though video games are a source of entertainment, people are not aware of the negative impact video games have on their lives. Children, teenagers, and adults lives are consumed by video games. They have a negative effect on everyone; especially video games containing violence.
Even though there are various kinds of video games, people tend to choose the violent ones. A study found from Buchman and Funk states “violent games became consistently popular across grades for both boys and girls” (Cesarone, 1998). Call of Duty, Battlefield, Black Ops, GTA and many more are all types of video games that include violent content. These video games contain stealing cars, shooting people, breaking into places and driving recklessly. Children expose themselves to violent content which is found in these video games on a regular basis, which will eventually lead them to becoming aggressive. According to, “Studies also show that video games with violent content are linked to more aggressive behavior in teens. This is a concern because most of the popular video games contain violence.” This isn’t the only negative impact video games have on people.
People spend hours playing video games and that causes them to slack off and not get their work done. studies show that “the average 8- to 12 year-old now plays 13 hours of video games per week, while the average 13- to 18 year old plays 14 hours of video games per week” (Metrics 2.0, 2007). For example, when my brother was a little kid he would always get yelled at from my mom for spending hours and hours in front of the computer or TV playing video games which caused him to almost fail his classes. Because children trap themselves inside a room with a computer screen and isolate themselves from the rest of the world, they miss
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