Playing Video Games Is Beneficial To Children

1220 Words Jun 20th, 2018 5 Pages
Across the continents, people are turning to new technological developments for entertainment. Unlike the previous generations who were fascinated by television and radio, the current generations are much more advanced regarding their choices of technology, relying on their smart phones, tablets, and game consoles to help them pass their free time. Today's youngest generation in particular, enjoys playing video games. Although parents may be concerned about the amount of time their children are spending on these video games, they should realize the numerous benefits to playing video games that have been identified, including increased problem solving skills and better grades, various health benefits, decreased stress and increased social …show more content…
Mental health improvements are also a strong possibility through the use of video games. Most specifically stress. Stress has become an epidemic in our society. We're always on the go and it's hard to take a break. Video games can actually relive stress in a couple of ways. First of all they make you slow down and take a break to play. Hopefully, the gaming time will be enjoyable as well. Gaming also give people a chance to vent or blow off steam. A recent scientific study had this to say, “I’ve conducted many clinical studies in the area of recreational therapy in the past, but this was the first one seeking to determine the potential therapeutic value of video games. The results of this study are impressive and intriguing, given the extent of the effects of the games on subjects’ stress levels and overall mood. When coupled with the very high degree of confidence we have in those results based on the methodology and technologies used, I believe there is a wide range of therapeutic applications of casual games in mood-related disorders such as depression and in stress-related disorders including diabetes and cardiovascular disease (Russoniello 1).”That is interesting and promising information, because stress is one of the biggest causes of suicides and diseases. A non-invasive way to correct these problems, such as playing video games, sounds like an ideal solution. Media sources have been
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