Negative Effects Of Video Games

1129 WordsOct 11, 20175 Pages
In todays time; watching, learning, and mimicking, all are aspects of the gaming experience. One first starts by watching the characters in the game, then observing and learning from the game, which eventually leads to them practicing the things that they have saw from the video game. Although video games may be enjoyable for teenagers, the frequency in which one plays a video game can cause harmful effects in the development into adulthood. Research is inconclusive on whether or not video games are to be totally blamed for things like violence, declination of social skills, and increase to health issues. Video gaming is just as addicting, mind controlling, and hazardous as drugs and alcohol. It is important that people understand the…show more content…
Although, some may not admit it, many people learn a lot from gaming programs. There are games that teach about religion, sports, cooking, and even things as small as taking the trash out. Some may argue that in regards to children video games takes time away from schoolwork and things like reading, but kids are more influenced to read from seeing things from video games. For example, after playing video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops” one may be influenced to read and research the special government operation that inspired the game they play. According to The NCBI “TV and video games can act as a catalyst to get kids reading—following up on programs by getting books on the same subjects or reading authors whose work was adapted for the programs.” It is still being debated whether or not video games can lead to one being more aggressive than usual. Constantly playing a violent video game that has characters showing acts of violence can lead to one learning and practicing these acts of violence. 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 games out there that allow the children to play gun bearing characters who can kill anyone that they want, steal cars, and commit all sorts of heinous activities. These games can have negative implications on the children as

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