Video Games Effects On Children

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According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, as defined the word video game is an electronic game in which players control images on a television or computer screen. Playing video games is fun that we make as entertainment to divert all the stress and pressure that we have been experiencing. But, video games can have detrimental effects on children, teenagers, and adults when they spend too much time sitting in front of the computer, as they cannot get enough sleep and often times forget to eat. Video games can destroy people’s lives, as it badly influences the player’s moral values leading to improper decision and prioritization in their lives. In the article “Negative Effects of Video Games,” Raise Smart Kid states, “Studies have shown that the more time a kid spends playing video games, the poorer is his performance in school.” This shows that students who spend too much time in video games loss interest in doing home works and worst going to school, which will result to low grades. That is why video games are detrimental because it can cause addiction, distraction, and aggression. Video games are detrimental because people become addictive to it and do not have the limits when to stop playing. When children, adolescents, and adults are drawn to video games, usually they do not have respect for themselves because they allow their body to deteriorate when they do not rest. According to Jack Flanagan, author of “The Psychology of Video Game Addiction,” the “largest reported
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