Negative Effects Of Electronic Games

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Electronic games are probably the most popular and widespread form of entertainment within modern society. Almost every child own or has access to some form of electronic games. These games are accessible on smart phones, tablets, computers and/ or video games. But for the purpose of this essay I will limit the topic to video games. With the formation around the effects of video games use on family’s relationships in relation to the broad areas: perceptions of reality, social development and relationships, and depression versus happiness. Since, the evolution of this product it has become more sophisticated as technology improves; manufacturing of each game contains more realistic graphics, more violence, bigger world, and more endless possibilities.…show more content…
The adaptation of this new form of mechanisms as part of the home routine will help change the quality of relationships within the home and immensely impact the everyday relationships on a personal level. Additionally, is the recent introduction of electronic games within the bedroom rather than in the living/sitting room is another contributory factor where children spends “significant proportions of their leisure time at home with the mess media”, rather than spending their time in “communal or family space” (Bovill and Livingstone (2001:…show more content…
Durkin and Barber (2002), explain that gamers tend to have a high level of family closeness as compared to adolescents who do not play games at all implying that social cohesion within the family is generally higher with gamers. Moreover, despite the fact that video games are often played alone, many gamers would prefer to play with friends or family as indicated by interviews with LAN gamers (Jansz & Martens, 2005).This could be, in part, because the game environment might be the only chance and means by which family members are allowed to interact with each other in a new and interesting format that fosters togetherness, teamwork, communication and some form of bonding between families. In particular, gaming together can produce stronger bonds between fathers and sons (Jansz & Martens,
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