‘Your arcade days are over, brother’” (Johnson 24). Bobby associates arcades to his childhood days. Bobby shows that he is coming of age when he says “Some kids my age are hanging around this arcade I’ve been wanting to check out, but haven’t had the time and probably won't ever have” (Johnson 112). Bobby realizes that he no longer has time to do childish activities. Busy with Feather, Bobby takes responsibility of his time.
The video gaming creates so many problems in our society. Johnson’s points, “The worst that can be said is that they sanction, and even promote aggression and violent responses to conflict. But what can be said with much greater certainty is this: most computer games are a colossal waste of time” (17). Johnson’s describes that the video gaming and the technology create aggression and violent behaviors in the users, and most games are just a waste of time. To illustrate, my 8-year-old nephew loves video games.
The article “Do Video Games Kill” written by Karen Sternheimer responds to one of the most sought-after question; are video games the cause for “young killers”? (220) Sternheimer believes the influence of video games on today’s youth maybe spiraling out of control. She focuses most of the blame on the media, politicians and the Juvenile Justice System. Sternheimer suggests that there are other factors to blame for violent behavior: poverty, the neighborhood, unemployment, family violence, divorced parents and mental illness (218). While juvenile crimes have declined, and personal backgrounds effect actions, it cannot be proven that video game violence has no to little effect on America’s youth.
Chris Crutcher , wrote this book for teens to open up more to their parents to speak out when they’re feeling a certain way. Not bottle up their emotions and become stressed and depressed over the situations they’re put in. He also wrote this for parents who ride they kids to the point where they’d rather die than play sports. Sports are supposed to be fun and entertaining. But if you as a parent put your child down and make them feel bad for doing something wrong is where you mess up.
In the Youtube video named “What Teenagers Want You to Know” Roy Petifils talks about how teenagers feel invisible by their peers and adults everyday, and we as people need to change that. Dr. Petifils has worked with teens for over 20 years as a minister, teacher, administrator, school counselor and now as a therapist in private practice. His whole career has been about helping teenagers that have been struggling mentally or emotionally and seek his help in finding out what that thing is that is bothering them. Every time a teenager would come into his office he would realize that they are all be haunted by the same thing, the feeling of being invisible. He uses personal experience that helps the viewers understand the significance of the problem.
For many teenagers in our world today, playing video games may be a huge part of their daily lives. In contrast, many individuals think playing violent video games will not be safe for kids. However, research has shown that video games have solved some of science’s biggest problems. Teens could someday cure diseases. Also, kids who play violent games are being “exposed” to what war may be really like.
I other favorite hobby other than sports is video games. I’m always playing right after school. My brother, Liam, he plays on our Xbox 1, whilst I play on the Playstation 4™. I like playing games that have a story with my friends. One of their names is Aaron.
Introduction and background of the issue Video games, use of computers and Wii games are extensively used by the youth of every nation. These new world accessories have become a menace for the health of children and this issue has been studied in many researches. Researches also highlighted that excessive use of video, computer and Wii games have detrimental effects on the health of children (RSK, 2014). However, Wii and Xbox games keep children pretty much in action but there are a lot of games which keep the children sitting for hours with poor posture. Many such issues have caused severe back problems in children and thus, several researches concluded that playing too much video games and spending half or more of the day in front of video games and screens causes psychological problems along with physical problems in children.