Video games can cause behavior problems Name: Institute: Course Title: Instructor: Date: Video games can cause behavior problems Introduction Video games do have an effect on people’s behaviors and can cause behavior problems on children. However, these effects have been found to be both positive and negative, depending on the type and content of the video game. For instance, violent video games and educative video games have different effects on people. Age is also a factor. Children are more influenced more psychologically by these video games than adults and this may lead to behavior problems if exposed to violent and highly sexual explicit video games with no control.
You run around a little, get tired and winded, bumped and scraped. There are serious consequences for getting out of control as you play—in other words—the fact that the game is physical and tangible means that it has limits. These limits not only include your own endurance, but the rules and procedures followed by your fellow players.” (Eugene 2). This portrays that video game can cause addiction because players play the game too often. They can start to become influenced by the game because of excessive playing which could lead to violent behavior.
Since the first video game created by Ralph Baer (Odyssey 100), this technological area hasn’t stopped growing. Every minute, someone on the planet turns on their PC, Xbox, or PS4 to have some fun and forget about their reality for some time. Video games now are commercialized as food at the game stores, which gain much every year. These electronic games have never been that popular as they are today and according to Entertainment Software Association, the sales of computers and videogames sold 273 million units in 2009 and still sell more and more every year. However, there is a conflict that endures since when the first polemic video game was created.
Video games lower violent behavior, help relieve stress, and do not cause social problems. Teens play video games to take their stress out instead of causing real violence. Kids acting violently towards others, they will go home and they will take their action and frustration out on the type of games they are playing. Also, while teens play online, they build up social abilities, make new friends, and connect with other kids from around the world. Parents and/or guardians always say “stop looking at that screen and stop playing video games.
People can also meet other people online and make more friends which can help if they don 't have many friends in real life, video games can also help people become more confident and more sociable along with relieving boredom and stress. But it might not work like this for everyone. Its also not fair how violent movies and television shows don 't get as much bad attention. Even though some of the content is even more graphic and violent than in some video games. Some people however can get stressed by playing video games and can become more aggressive.
Trevor Gordon Mrs. Gallos English III Honors 29 March 2018 Do violent video games cause violence? Do violent video games cause violence? This has been an extremely controversial topic that has come up recently along with the rise of violent video games. Even though research and experiments have been conducted that show that there is no link at all in violent video games and violence, other studies have been conducted that show that there is a link between violent video games and violence. Also, some parents do not believe the studies that show that there is not a link present so they are limiting these games because of the fact that they believe there is a link between violent games and violence.
There are also many platforms that support the video games such as PC, console, arcade, web browser and mobile. It is a popular hobby which can make people feel good and relax. That is why many people begin to addict to the video games. The first phase of addiction to video games is spending too much time playing video games. It may start with people who have lots of free time and they want to find something to do.
“Video Games” “We are no longer worried that children are missing school because of video games, though. We are worried that they are murdering their classmates because of video games,” said Tom Bissell. The new field of games studies has generated three somewhat competing models of video gaming that characterize games a new forms of gaming, narrative, and interactive fictions. When treated as necessary and sufficient condition definitions, however, each of three approaches fails to pick out all and only video games. (Definition of Video Games, par 1.)
(Prot, 2014) • Have found significant problem such as poorer school performance, insomnia, suicidal thoughts, financial problems and psychological problems. (Prot, 2014) Counter-Argument: • Video game playing has been found to help improve perceptual skills and visual attention and spatial skills • Gamers have been found to be outperform non-gamers on a number of visual reaction times and improved target localization and mental rotation (Prot, 2014) • Studies show that only 10 hours of playing video games can improve spatial attention and mental rotation. (Prot, 2014) • It should be noted that most studies that have found video game effects on visual-spatial skills have used fast-paced video games, which are typically violent (Prot, 2014) • Refutation: o The video games can affect children’s health like eye-strain and fuzzy vision, obesity, muscle and joint problems and headache. (Aksoy, 2008) o Children can have obesity because do not have time to exercise(Aksoy, 2008) o Children also can have muscle and joint problems such as back and neck pain and headaches because sit at the same postures in long time. (Aksoy, 2008)
Violent video games Video games are the most attractive activity for kids. Video games make the kids escape from reality. Video games have a few positive points that affect the kids, but violent video games start to spread more and more till it hits the kid’s world. Kids just being kids by playing those video games without noticing might affect them negatively. Violence could lead to serious issues, but what kind of things makes any person specially kids violent.